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.

Dinah Jackson is an Assistant Professor at Queens College. She specializes in learning and cognition, child development, and students with special needs. Orginally from Colorado, she has taught in the public schools for many years.

Resources created by Dinah Jackson

Sea inventory
In this lesson students will create a beach mural with sand, shells, and blue and white finger paints. They will count objects added to the mural as they go along.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Visual Arts Education and Mathematics)
By Dinah Jackson.
Sea Inventory (Lesson 2 of 3)
In this lesson students will rote count the number of sea creatures and shells on our beach mural. Also, students will use problem-solving techniques for answering "bigger than" questions.

This is a thematic unit with three lessons. Lesson 1 details art activities. Lesson 2 describes math activities. Lesson 3 underscores language art activities.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Dinah Jackson.
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