K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

A showcase of perspectives-based assignments

Using perspectives in high school

Hoke County High School biology teacher Carrie Brewington begins class with a bell-ringer activity she calls the “who cares?” challenge. The challenge asks students to brainstorm what they already know about a topic as it relates to various professions. Having students approach a topic from the perspective of a real-world professional helps make an abstract curriculum objective concrete and engaging.

Photograph by Daniel Lunk

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