Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

If necessary, it is easy to justify the discussion of LGBTQIA topics in school using both the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards. There are many standards that could be used, and a few suggestions are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but can be used as a starting point.

Common Core

Anchor Standards: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening K-5
1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Anchor Standards: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language K-5
3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Anchor Standards: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading 6-12
4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Anchor Standards: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing 6-12
7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Anchor Standards: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening 6-12
3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

North Carolina Essential Standards

Social Studies: K-8

K.C.1 Understand how individuals are similar and different.
1.H.1 Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time.
1.C.1 Understand the diversity of people in the local community.
2.C.2.3 Exemplify respect and appropriate social skills needed for working with diverse groups.
3.H.1 Understand how events, individuals and ideas have influenced the history of local and regional communities.
4.C.1 Understand the impact of various cultural groups on North Carolina.
5.C&G.2 Analyze life in a democratic republic through rights and responsibilities of citizens.
6.C.1 Explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations and regions.
7.C.1 Understand how cultural values influence relationships between individuals, groups, and political entities in modern societies and regions.
8.C&G.2 Understand the role that citizen participation plays in societal change.

High School Social Studies

World History
WH.7 Understand how national, regional, and ethnic interests have contributed to conflict among groups and nations in the modern era.
United States History I
USH.H.2 Analyze key political, economic and social turning points in United States History using historical thinking.
USH.H.5 Understand how tensions between freedom, equality and power have shaped the political, economic and social development of the United States.
United States History II
USH.H.2 Analyze key political, economic and social turning points in United States History using historical thinking.
USH.H.5 Understand how tensions between freedom, equality and power have shaped the political, economic and social development of the United States.
Civics & Economics
CE.C&G.3 Analyze the legal system within the United States in terms of the development, execution and protection of citizenship rights at all levels of government.
CE.C&G.4 Understand how democracy depends upon the active participation of citizens.
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
12.C.1 Evaluate the challenges of forming an identity in a diverse society founded on freedom and equality.
Turning Points in American History
12.H.1 Analyze various turning points in American history in terms of their development and implications.
Sociology
12.C.1 Understand how culture and its diversity sustain humanity.
12.C.2 Understand how socialization regulates individual behavior.
12.C.5 Analyze the changing nature of society and the collective responses to change.
21st Century Global Geography
12.G.6 Analyze changes in politics as a result of globalization.
World Humanities
12.C.2 Understand the views of morality within different societies and cultures.
12.C.4 Understand the interpretations of justice by different societies and cultures.
American Humanities
12.C.2 Understand the role of conformity and individualism in American culture.
12.C.4 Understand how American culture has sought to balance individual rights with the common good.