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.

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December 19, 2007
Raleigh, NC
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  • Antebellum North Carolina: Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war. (Page 4.4)

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Thomas Day statue

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Statue of famous North Carolina furniture maker Thomas Day at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Day, a free black man, moved to Caswell County in 1825 at the age of 24, and quickly became one of the area’s most respected and productive furniture makers.