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.

Progressive Era reformers in North Carolina worked for a variety of causes, including the betterment of school houses. About the photograph

The first two decades of the twentieth century are sometimes called the Progressive Era because the politics of the period was dominated by reformers who wanted “progress” in various areas. Progressive reformers worked to improve the lives of workers, immigrants, rural people, and the poor; they worked to improve education and public health; and they fought for laws that would allow more people to be involved in politics, make taxes fairer, and make businesses more responsible. They also tried to reform people’s morals, through efforts like Prohibition — the banning of alcohol. In this chapter, you’ll look at some of the ways reformers tried to improve life, work, and society in North Carolina.