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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.

About this photograph

Photo by Emily Jack.

Date created
October 27, 2007
Fort Dobbs, North Carolina
This photograph copyright ©2007. Terms of use

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Photograph of a stroud cloth — a coarse red cloth.

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At a replica of an eighteenth-century trade camp, a red stroud cloth lies in the grass. Stroud cloth was a cheap woolen cloth made in the town of Stroud in Glouchestershire County, England. The cloth was dyed red, blue, green, or black, and had a white edge that resulted from the dying process.

When trade between Indians and Europeans became common, stroud was adopted as an essential element in Indian clothing. Cherokee women began to wear stroud as a wrap-around skirt fastened with a leather belt, a replacement for the deerskin wrap-around skirts they had previously worn. Similarly, men used stroud to make breech cloths — long, rectangular pieces of cloth worn between the legs and tied around the waist with a leather belt.