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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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  • Ocracoke Island: There are many things to see on Ocracoke Island including the Ocracoke Lighthouse, the shortest lighthouse on the Outer Banks.
  • Bodie Island Lighthouse: Although the lighthouse is closed to the public, the old keeper's house of Bodie Island Light houses a National Park Service visitors center.
  • Lighting the maritime path: The geography of North Carolina's lighthouses: In this lesson students will examine images of North Carolina lighthouses from the Built Heritage Collection at North Carolina State University and explore various websites to determine the relative location of eight North Carolina lighthouses and develop an understanding of maritime activities and coastal living.

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Old Baldy lighthouse has a rich maritime history and is North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse. The first lighthouse was built in 1795 but was in danger from erosion. It was torn down and a new lighthouse was built in 1817 using bricks from the old lighthouse. Today, students can visit Old Baldy and its museum and learn about lifesaving, shipwrecks, pirates, and much more.

The Old Baldy Foundation has special tours for school groups and reservations must be made in advance through Old Baldy Foundation’s Tour Director, Susan Grantier at (910) 457-7481. Large groups are divided into sub-groups and will do a rotation of activities and climb the lighthouse. This usually takes 3 hours.

In addition, there is a special school program for Southport Elementary School 4th graders called Lighthouse Learners. The Foundation works hard to find the funds to make it possible for these students to visit Old Baldy while they are studying about lighthouses in school.

The lighthouse is accessible by ferry from Deep Point Marina in Southport, North Carolina. Call Bald Head Island Transportation about reservations (910) 457-5003.

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