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.


We’d send everyone flowers… but we’re a state agency. We don’t have that kind of money. This page will have to do. Image source. About the photograph

North Carolina: A Digital History could not be developed without the help of a great number of partners and contributors. The following organizations and individuals contributed content to the collection. Their specific contributions are credited where they appear.

  • Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
  • The Asheville Citizen-Times
  • Belk, Inc.
  • Bennett Place State Historic Site
  • BT Memories
  • Cape Fear Museum
  • Carolina Music Ways Music Heritage Resource Group
  • The Center for New North Carolinians, UNC-Greensboro
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Connecticut Historical Society
  • The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
  • The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC)
  • R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology
  • Digital Forsyth
  • Digital Heritage, Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University
  • Duke Homestead State Historic Site
  • Duke University Department of Sociology
  • Duke University Libraries
  • Durham County Public Library
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
  • Eastern North Carolina Digital Library, East Carolina University
  • East Carolina University Libraries
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Fort Defiance
  • Fort Dobbs State Historic Site
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
  • The Greensboro News-Record
  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
  • The Henry Ford Estate
  • Herbert Hoover National Library and Museum
  • Randell Jones
  • Library of Congress
  • Douglas O. Linder, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • J. R. McNeill, Georgetown University
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • National Museum of the American Indian / Smithsonian Institution
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • National Museum of World War II
  • National Park Service
  • Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy
  • The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
  • North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History
  • North Carolina Freedom Monument Project
  • North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program
  • North Carolina Historic Sites
  • North Carolina History Day
  • North Carolina Institute of Medicine
  • North Carolina Literary Review
  • North Carolina Museum of History
  • North Carolina State University D. H. Hill Library / Special Collections Research Center
  • Paul Green Foundation
  • Preservation North Carolina
  • Bruce Railsback, University of Georgia
  • Sharon Raynor, Johnson C. Smith University
  • Research Laboratories of Archaeology, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Research Triangle Park
  • The Salisbury Post
  • The Smoky Mountain News
  • Stagville Plantation State Historic Site
  • State Archives of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • Bill Thompson
  • The Thomas Wolfe Memorial
  • Tryon Palace State Historic Sites & Gardens
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City / Marr Sound Archives, Miller Nichols Library
  • UNC Libraries / Documenting the American South
  • UNC Libraries / Health Sciences Library
  • UNC Libraries / North Carolina Collection
  • UNC Libraries / Southern Historical Collection
  • UNC-TV
  • UNC-Wilmington / William M. Randall Library
  • U.S. Army Center of Military History
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk
  • U.S. Military Academy, Department of History
  • The Wilmington Star-News

In addition, we thank the many amateur and professional photographers who licensed their work freely on the web for public use. They are credited individually where their work appears.

Finally, we wish to thank the reenactors of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 2008, and at Living History Day at Alamance Battleground, October 2008, for their contributions.


David Walbert
Research Associate
L. Maren Wood
Associate Editor and Librarian
Emily Jack
Lead Teacher
Pauline S. Johnson, Mars Hill College
Video Production and Multimedia
Daniel Lunk
Historical Consultant
Kathryn Walbert
Research Assistant
Jill Molloy
Multimedia Assistant
Eliza Jane Harris


Several people advised us on various aspects of the textbook project. We regret that we could not take every suggestion they offered, but hope that what we’ve produced lives up to their expectations.

  • Jackie Brooks, Ligon Middle School, Raleigh
  • Laura Clark Brown, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Libraries / Wilson Library
  • Kim Cumber, Non-Textual Materials Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina
  • Kevin Cherry, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and former Chair, Board of Directors, NC ECHO
  • Steve Davis, Research Archeologist and Associate Director, UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology
  • Mike Dorcas, Department of Biology, Davidson College
  • Jennifer Farley, Director, Duke Homestead State Historic Site
  • Jason Tomberlin, North Carolina Collection, UNC Libraries / Wilson Library