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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.

About this painting

John Trumbull, General George Washington Resigning His Commission. Commissioned 1817; purchased 1824. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C.

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Painting of George Washington resigning his commission as Army Commander-in-Chief to Congress in 1783.  Washington stands in the center of the room, facing the members of Congress.

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John Trumbull’s painting General George Washington Resigning His Commission was commissioned in 1817 and purchased for display in the Capitol Rotunda in 1824. The painting depicts Washington submitting his resignation as Army Commander-in-Chief to the Congress on December 23, 1783. Washington stands in the center of the room at the Maryland State House in Annapolis — where Congress was meeting at the time — and addresses the president of the Congress, Thomas Mifflin. Among the other members of the Congress are Elbridge Gerry, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison. Trumbull, who created this painting, served under Washington in the Continental Army.