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.

Educator's Guides: North Carolina Digital History

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Educator's Guides: North Carolina Digital History

This educator’s guide is intended for 8th grade teachers. We also have a 4th grade educator’s guide.

What’s a “digital textbook”? How can students learn (and teachers teach) history entirely with web resources? Come on in and find out!

In this educator’s guide to North Carolina Digital History, our digital textbook for grades 4 and 8 covering the history of North Carolina and the United States you’ll find:

  • an overview of the textbook and how to find the resources you need for your classroom
  • process guides and worksheets for working with specific types of primary sources
  • suggestions for teaching about particular topics and pages within the textbook
  • strategies for managing discussions, including discussions of controversial issues

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