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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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Cartagena, Colombia
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Simon Bolivar statue in Cartagena, Colombia

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A statue depicts Simon Bolívar astride a horse in a park setting.

This statue is located in Bolívar park, in the center of the city of Cartagena. At the base of the statue is inscribed one of Bolívar’s famous sayings: “Cartagenians: If Caracas gave me life, Cartagena gave me glory.”

Simon Bolívar is known as “The Liberator,” of South America because of his efforts to free the colonies from Spanish rule. The movement for independence in Colombia began in 1810, but succeeded only in 1819 when Bolívar incorporated Colombia into the confederation of Gran Colombia. Gran Colombia included Ecuador and Venezuela (Panama was part of Colombia) until it dissolved into its component parts in 1830.