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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.

Learn more about aesthetics education

Lesson plans on the web
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 3.3
This page provides links to a variety of philosophical lesson plans for middle school teachers.
Format: bibliography
Lesson plans on the web
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 2.3
This page provides links to a variety of philosophical lesson plans for elementary teachers.
Format: bibliography
Philosophy resources
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 2.2
This page provides a variety of resources related to elementary philosophy instruction.
Format: bibliography
Resources for looking at art
A guide to some of the best websites, activities, and print resources for building visual literacy through the study of art.
Format: article
By Melissa Thibault.
Philosophy resources
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 3.2
This page provides a variety of resources related to middle school philosophy instruction.
Format: bibliography

Find all 9 resources in our collection.

Teaching students to critically view art so as to become more reflective and discriminating in their opinions of various art forms.

See also aesthetic education.

Additional information

Many educators believe that aesthetics education should be infused in all classes, providing another hook for visual learners as they endeavor to incorporate new information into what they already know. Since students can learn to critically view art and relate it to their own lives, the emotional experience evoked by art can facilitate students’ ability to remember newly learned material.

Examples and resources

See the article “Resources for Looking at Art” for Web-based resources for building visual literacy through art.