K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

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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Related pages

  • The Bill of Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court: In this lesson, students work in groups and individually to understand how the Constitution/Bill of Rights is a living document and how Supreme Court decisions protect the rights of all Americans.
  • Old Burke County Courthouse and Heritage Museum: Students can learn about the history of Burke County and the sessions of the NC Supreme Court held on this site in the mid-19th century when visiting the Old Burke County Courthouse.
  • State Library of North Carolina: Find information about the library and its many services and resources. Conduct genealogical research, investigate higher education institutions, find NC statistics, and more. Contains a digital project featuring African-American schools in the post-Civil War era.

Related topics

Legal

From the North Carolina Court System comes the Home Court Advantage website to help kids learn about who’s who in the courts and what the courts do by comparing the process and the players to a basketball game. Kids will learn about the “scorekeepers,” the “coaches,” and the “referees.”

“Courts are a very important part of all citizens’ lives. They help keep much needed order in society, and court officials make decisions that affect everyone. Kids are special people, and courts make decisions that affect them, too. Just like adults, kids need to know how courts work and why they exist. This web site was created to help explain the courts in a way kids can understand.”

There are also suggestions for setting up a visit to a court in your area.