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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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Theodor de Bry
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Original image housed by North Carolina Collection / UNC Libraries

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Color illustration of the American Indian town of Secoton, which consists of a wide path, several buildings, and agricultural fields.

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Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry’s engraving depicting the American Indian town of Secota. De Bry’s engraving, “The Tovvne of Secota,” was originally published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot’s 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.

A wide foot path extends from the center foreground of the image to the background. Several people stand and kneel in the middle of the path. To the left and right of the path, and in the background, are buildings and agricultural fields. In the bottom right corner of the image, several Indians are dancing in a circle, similar to the one seen in de Bry’s engraving entitled “Their Dances Which They Use at Their High Feasts.”

Theodor de Bry was a Flemish-born engraver and publisher who based his illustrations for Hariot’s book on the New World paintings of colonist John White. These depictions of the landscapes and residents of North Carolina provided Europeans with some of their earliest notions of what the North American continent looked like. An unidentified artist applied the color to this version of de Bry’s engraving, apparently without having seen John White’s original watercolor painting, “Indian Village of Secoton.”