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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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  • Why We Oppose Votes for Men: Satirical column by Alice Duer Miller, challenging people opposed to women's suffrage. Includes historical commentary.
  • Our Idea of Nothing at All: Poem by by Alice Duer Miller attacking a U.S. Senator from North Carolina who opposed women's suffrage. Includes historical commentary.

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Lesson plans

Suffrage: The changing role of women by Kristin Post
Grades 11–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies
This guide provides educators with oral histories, photographs, and a lesson plan to teach about the women’s suffrage movement in the United States as it relates to equality, rights and responsibilities. During the lesson, students will view photographs of suffragettes and listen to the oral history of Dr. Rosamonde Boyd, who attended college during the suffrage movement and advocated women’s equality throughout her life. Her perspective indicates the way women view themselves, each other, and their roles in society.
North Carolina women and the Progressive Movement by Meghan McGlinn
Grades 9–12 Social Studies
In this lesson, students read primary source documents from Documenting the American South specifically related to North Carolina women involved in reform movements characteristic of the Progressive era. For the most part, these documents detail women’s work in education-related reform and describe the creation of schools for women in the state. They also demonstrate that, as was true in the rest of the nation, the progressive, female reformers of North Carolina were segregated based on race and socio-economic status.
Women, then and now by Lisa Stamey
Grades 11–12 Social Studies
In this lesson, students will analyze images and a home demonstration pamphlet, a Cooperative Extension Work document from the Green ‘N’ Growing collection at Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University Libraries. The primary sources will help students assess the roles, opportunities, and achievements of women beginning in 1950.
Women of the South in a changing society by Cindy McPeters and Aletha Aldridge
Grades 9–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies
In this lesson, students examine the lives of women in the south during the Civil War and focus particular attention on analyzing the historical stereotypes of women of the 19th-century.
World War I and the changing face of gender roles by Lee Adcock
Grades 11–12 Social Studies
In this lesson, students analyze oral histories in order to learn more about Progressivism and the impact of World War I and World War II on the role of women in the United States.