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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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  • Historic Stagville: Read about the history of the plantation, the Bennehan and Cameron families who owned the plantation, the slave community, the structures on the plantation, and the effect the Civil War had on Stagville Plantation.
  • Mendenhall Plantation: A visit to the Mendenhall Plantation shows students that there were dissenters to slavery in antebellum North Carolina. Buildings on the property include the main house, an old school house, the Madison Lindsay House and Medical School, a spring house, and a barn. There is also a restored wagon that may have been used to help runaway slaves.
  • The Foscue Plantation House: This restored plantation home has a rich history and exhibits family artifacts and period pieces.

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This historic site offers a comprehensive and realistic view of nineteenth-century life on a large-scale North Carolina plantation. The interpretive tours "integrate the lifestyles of all of the plantation’s residents into one concise chronological social history of the plantation’s eighty-year life span. Through one general tour visitors explore the lives of the plantation’s owners, enslaved community, employed whites, and free blacks." The plantation, which was owned by the Collins family, was home to 800 slaves who came from their West African homeland in 1786. Students will participate in hands-on programs which show the daily life on the plantation during the antebellum period. They will learn how life has changed over time.

Somerset Place is located at 2572 Lake Shore Road in Creswell, North Carolina. To make a reservation for a group tour, call (252) 797-4560 or send email to somerset@ncmail.net.

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