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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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John James Audubon, Carolina parakeets, 1833.

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John James Audubon's 1833 painting of the Carolina parakeet.

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John James Audubon’s 1833 painting of the Carolina parakeet. The Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis), now extinct, was the only native species of parrot in the United States. The last known wild Carolina parakeet was killed in Florida in 1904.

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an ornithologist and painter who traveled through the United States in the 1800s, identifying and painting the country’s birds. He published his work in a volume of 435 life-size prints, entitled Birds of America. The book was an instant success in England, where images of backcountry America were in vogue, and its popularity has continued into the 21st century.