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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

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.

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Margery H. Freeman
Date created
Glacier National Park, Montana
This photograph copyright ©2009. All Rights Reserved

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Carved rock walls above Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, MT

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Carved rock walls above Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, MT. A sharp pinnacle juts above the rest. The horizontal strata of thousands of years of mineral deposit and formation are visible in the cliff’s steep sides.

The park protects over one million acres of land in the Northern Rocky Mountains, from lakes and valleys formed by glaciers to forests, alpine meadows, and rugged peaks. It is known to Native Americans as the “Backbone of the World.” It is home to over 70 species of mammals and hosts 260 species of birds throughout the year. Its name comes from its glacier-carved scenery and the glaciers that remain today. The area was designated as the country’s 10th national park in 1910 by President Taft, which protected it from mining and homesteading. Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, located just over the border in Canada, were designated the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in 1932, which celebrates the peace between the two nations.