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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.

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Balinese man lets irrigation water into rice field as he begins to prepare soil
Balinese man lets irrigation water into rice field as he begins to prepare soil
A Balinese man lets irrigation water into his rice field from the flooded terrace above as he begins to prepare soil with a hoe at the lower level for transplanting seedlings. He works barefoot, deep in the mud, wearing shorts and a straw hat. A house, trees,...
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Balinese man walks with cow on path through wet-rice fields
Balinese man walks with cow on path through wet-rice fields
A Balinese man wearing shorts, T-shirt, and hat walks with a brown cow on path through wet-rice fields. Coconuts and other palm trees grow in the background. In the early morning, farmers lead their cows to grazing fields before they begin other work.
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Balinese rice terraces, thatched roof, and red flowers
Balinese rice terraces, thatched roof, and red flowers
A scenic landscape view shows panted Balinese rice terraces with a thatched roof and red flowers in the foreground. The terraces visible here are narrow and long, stepping gradually up the side of what was a natural hillside many centuries ago. Balinese wet-rice...
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Balinese weathervane and windchime posted on pole
Balinese weathervane and windchime posted on pole
A Balinese weathervane and windchime is posted high in the air on a bamboo pole. A front propeller catches the wind and turns attached flaps of bamboo to create tinkling sounds. A shadow puppet character waving his arms is mounted on the back of this noisemaker....
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Balinese woman balances red pail of water on head above rice terrace
Balinese woman balances red pail of water on head above rice terrace
A Balinese woman wearing a red blouse, print sarong, and rubber thongs balances a large red pail of water on her head as she walks along a path above rice terraces. Below the woman, two flooded rice terraces and nearby coconut trees are visible. The woman,...
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Bamboo pipe leading from water wheel to irrigate wet-rice field at Mai Chau
Bamboo pipe leading from water wheel to irrigate wet-rice field at Mai Chau
A bamboo pipe leading from a nearby water wheel irrigates a wet-rice field at Mai Chau. Water is pouring out of the bamboo pipe at left and dropping down to a lower elevation field containing unripe rice plants needing irrigation.
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Bamboo water wheel irrigating rice fields at Mai Chau
Bamboo water wheel irrigating rice fields at Mai Chau
A bamboo water wheel is being used to irrigate rice fields at Mai Chau. The current of the stream turns the large wheel. Curved bamboo slats set at the circumference of the wheel lift water from the stream and, as the wheel turns, dump water into a bamboo...
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A barn in Greene County, North Carolina
A barn in Greene County, North Carolina
This is a barn in Greene County, North Carolina.
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Barn near West Jefferson in Ashe County, North Carolina
Barn near West Jefferson in Ashe County, North Carolina
This is a dilapidated barn near a bluff in West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina. The barn has collapsed in on itself. The trees on the mountain behind it are clothed in bright autumnal colors.
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Barning the tobacco
Barning the tobacco
Two men "barning" tobacco, packing it for storage in a barn.
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The birth of Sita
In The Ramayana, page 1.3
A painted mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple shows the infant Sita sitting in a gold urn as she is discovered by a king ploughing his fields. Beside Sita's urn, which protrudes from the ground, we see the king holding a wooden plough harnessed to an ox. The...
Boy and two sheep
Boy and two sheep
In this black and white photograph, two sheep are standing in the foreground. Behind them, a boy standing in front of a barn looks on.
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Boy participating in the International Farm Youth Exchange program examining cows in Craven County, North Carolina
Boy participating in the International Farm Youth Exchange program examining cows in Craven County, North Carolina
In this black and white photograph, a boy stands with his hands on his hips in a field observing his cattle.
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Bright leaf tobacco
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.10
Tobacco had always been a major crop in North Carolina, but not until the accidental development of the “bright leaf” variety in 1839 did the market for the product really start booming.
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Bright leaf tobacco
Bright leaf tobacco
Bright leaf tobacco grows on a farm in North Carolina's Piedmont. Pilot Mountain stands in the background to the right.
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Buffalo on a river bank in Annapurna
Buffalo on a river bank in Annapurna
A buffalo rests on a river bank beneath Himalayan peaks in the Annapurna region of western Nepal. Buffalo provide milk and meat, and are used for plowing farmland. On the far side of the river we can see the terraced fields that are often found in the mountain...
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Burros in Nepal
Burros in Nepal
Burros carrying goods down pathways once used as routes for the salt trade that crossed the mountains into Tibet. Today, the people who live in these mountains use salt imported from India. Although salt is no longer transported along these routes, they are...
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Caring for children
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 20
Throughout Southeast Asia, but especially in highland farming areas, children of both sexes are considered precious and vulnerable. Adults and teens of both sexes and all ages generally enjoy caring for young children. They find it an amusing and relaxing...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Cement reinforced aquaduct channels water to Balinese rice fields
Cement reinforced aquaduct channels water to Balinese rice fields
A cement-reinforced grey aquaduct channels water over a road to green Balinese rice fields. Flat wall rims and a few square platforms at the top of the aquaduct allow people access for repairs and a means to walk across when necessary. Farmers have been routing...
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Changes in agriculture
In Postwar North Carolina, page 2.4
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 6.4
A series of maps based on U.S. Census of Agriculture data show changes in North Carolina's agriculture over time.
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