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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
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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
This photograph copyright ©2009. All Rights Reserved

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Buildings in Mesa Verde National Park, CO

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Buildings in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. These and the other structures nestled into the alcoves and cliffs of the canyon walls were constructed by the ancestral Puebloans, who lived in Mesa Verde from A.D. 550 to 1300. They built pueblos, towers, farm buildings, and pithouses, as well as many more cliff dwellings like these. The largest (Cliff Palace and Long House) have 150 rooms, but ninety percent have ten rooms or less. The park contains over 4,000 archeological sites. The dwellings were first discovered by two cowboys, Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason, in 1888. Others made further expeditions into Mesa Verde; some camped in the buildings while looking for stray cattle. Many of these visitors were destructive, vandalizing the site or removing artifacts. The site received protection in 1906, when President Theodore Roosevelt declared it Mesa Verde National Park.