K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

Additional related resources

We’re in the process of aligning our content for students to the Standard Course of Study. As we do, you’ll find it here.

General resources

Aligned lesson plans

Resources on the web

Social trade-offs
The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to make and evaluate decisions by weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each alternative. In the lesson, students practice the skill of decision-making through role-playing. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Science)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Ocean exploration museum
In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students become familiar with ocean research, including hydrothermal vents and historical shipwrecks. They learn about the work of deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard and hypothesize about what they might find in the ocean. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 5 Science)
Provided by: National Geographic
How was the Grand Canyon formed?
In this Xpeditions lesson, students learn about how the Grand Canyon was formed, focusing on how the process of erosion enabled its rock layers to be deposited. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 and 5 Science and Social Studies)
Provided by: National Geographic