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 3, 2006
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Photograph of a porringer and spoon.

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Photograph of a porringer — a bowl with one or two flat, decorated handles. Porringers were used by Europeans and Americans during the colonial era to eat porridge, soup, or stew, and were usually made of pewter.