K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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1901: Living at the Time of the Census
A variety of primary and secondary resources including video footage and sound files that open the door to the year 1901 in the United Kingdom. Enter to find out what lives were like, where people worked, what they ate, and many other everyday parts of culture... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Public Records Office, Great Britain
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Photographs, memorabilia, interviews, interactive maps, and more form the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley
4-H Virtual Farm
The 4-H Virtual Farm, developed by the Virginia 4H, strives to educate youth about farming, how food products are produced and processed, and to learn basic agricultural concepts. The scope of the 4-H Virtual Farm project targets the Standards... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: State of Virginia 4H
4Teachers
Teacher's portal to online web tools, professional development materials, and research from the HP*RTEC. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium
The 7-Step Lesson Plan for Using Instructional TV in the Classroom
From previewing the video (or DVD) you plan to use through evaluating the success of the lesson, the 7-Step Lesson Plan for Using Instructional TV in the Classroom is a great starter for teachers who do not have a good idea of how to begin with... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: TV for Learning
@rt Junction
Activity ideas, tips, techniques, thinking activities, and information about art and artists for teachers and students. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Dr. Craig Roland, School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida
A+ Writing & Research
A guide to all aspects of the research paper for high school and college students. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Internet Public Library
A. Einstein: Image and Impact
An in-depth site on the life and times of Albert Einstein. Includes biographical information as well as a timeline of his life. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
The Aaron Copland Collection
An extensive collection of primary source materials including motion pictures, audio recordings, correspondence, and more documenting the life and accomplishments of Aaron Copland. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Library of Congress
Aaron Shepard's Folktales
Aaron Shepard has retold many old folktales that have been handed down from generation to generation. This collection also includes fairy tales, tall tales, myths, and legends from all over the world. Each tale has the entire text with information about the... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Aaron Shepard
Aaron Shepard's RT Page - Scripts and Tips for Reader's Theater
Children's author Aaron Shepard offers resources for reader's theater including ready-to-reproduce scripts. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Aaron Shepard
AASA: American Association of School Administrators
Professional organization for principals. Includes member resources, links to information about issues critical to the administrator's job, and professional growth opportunities. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: AASA
About Canada
About Canada is a website from the Government of Canada that features a wealth of information about the society, government, land, and economy of Canada. These are the broad topics covered, within each of these is a vast series of informative... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Government of Canada
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
Approximately 20,000 documents including correspondence, drafts of speeches, notes, and printed materials. In addition there is information on the Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln's assassination including images and timelines. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Library of Congress
Absolute Shakespeare
E-texts of William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems. Study guides provide in-depth plot summaries, commentary and character analyses for each of his major works. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: AbsoluteShakespeare.com
Academy of Achievement
Provides an online Museum of Living History that focuses on contemporary individuals as role models and mentors. Each individual's exhibit includes a biography, an interview (often an audio version is available), and a profile. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Academy of Achievement
Access Excellence: The National Health Museum
A collection of resources for the bioscience educator including current biology and health articles, biotech career information, web resources, online forums, classroom activities, and a peer-reviewed journal. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: National Health Museum
AccessArt
This site features animated, interactive workshops covering topics such as photography, drawing, installation art, photography and color. The workshops include print-out notes and suggested offline activities. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: AccessArt
Achievers International
An entrepreneurial program from the United Kingdom which allows students to form a small company and export and import locally manufactured products to and from a foreign partner group. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Achievers International Ltd
ACRL - Information Literacy
Tutorials and standards for information literacy. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: American Library Association