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.

World War II on the home front: Rationing

Salvaging trolley tracks

In Asheville, North Carolina, trolley tracks that had been buried beneath the streets were ripped up and used as scrap for military production. “It’s no good under the ground,” the caption read, “but it can be used to smash the Axis.” Here, an inventor demonstrated his “railjerk” that pried the track loose.

U.S. Office of War Information.

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