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.

Civilian Conservation Corp workers planting trees in western North Carolina.

Civilian Conservation Corp workers plant trees in western North Carolina . This photograph is part of the online exhibit, “Works Projects in North Carolina, 1933-1941″ and is published courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives. About the photograph


  • The Emergency Banking Act legalizes President Roosevelt’s decision to declare a national banking holiday and gives the federal government additional powers over national banks.
  • The Securities Act of 1933 requires publicly held corporations to make strong disclosure statements that tell investors the details of their financial situations. Bankers lose their monopoly on information.
  • The Banking Act of 1933 establishes the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which regulates banks and insures deposits. Deposit insurance reduces bank runs and bank failures, and the Banking Act raises public faith in the banking system.


  • The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 creates the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which regulates trading in securities (such as shares of stock) and all companies whose securities are publicly traded.
  • There are 9,027 state banks and 4,692 national banks. This number remains fairly consistent until the 1980s.
  • The Banking Act of 1935 establishes the FDIC as a permanent agency of the government and maintains deposit insurance at $5,000 per account.


  • Cash and U.S. government securities make up 52 percent of banks’ assets—more than double the proportion held in 1929.
  • Believing the worst was over, President Roosevelt begins cutting the spending and relief programs that had been set up as part of the New Deal to counter the Depression. As a result, the country slips into another recession that lasted from 1937 until 1938.
  • By 1940, the economy is on the upswing. Banks become more profitable. Most economists think that the Depression has ended.