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


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The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina History: A Sampler
A sample of the more than 800 pages of our digital textbook for North Carolina history, including background readings, various kinds of primary sources, and multimedia. Also includes an overview of the textbook and how to use it.
Format: (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the New South
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the decades after the Civil War (1870–1900). Topics include changes in agriculture, the growth of cities and industry, the experiences of farmers and mill workers, education, cultural changes, politics and political activism, and the Wilmington Race Riot.
Format: book (multiple pages)

Resources on the web

C-SPAN Classroom Resources
Lesson plans include video clips, discussion questions, and booknotes for selected units. Some plans, such as the Checks and Balances lesson plan, contain a Fun Fact, Capitol Question (with link to the answer), Learn More, and Review Quiz, in addition to... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: C-SPAN
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Activities, feature articles, games, the Canucklehead Quiz, and an extensive timeline of Canadian and world events. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Historica Foundation
Cool Planet for Teachers
This site from OxFam helps teachers bring global issues into the classroom. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: OxFam
The Economist
The Economist.com contains all content from the print version of The Economist as well as searchable archives going back to June 1997. Online segments include:Daily New Analysis Opinion (blogs, columns, letters to the editor)Country... (Learn more)
Format: website
Find articles on a variety of science topics such as archaeology, agriculture, education, atmospheric science, chemistry and physics, and earth science. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Learning Network: New York Times On The Web
The New York Times On The Web's Learning Network offers daily lesson plans, education news, and current events quizzes and daily news summaries for students. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: New York Times
Thirteen Ed Online
A free service which provides Internet integration lessons, video lessons, selected sites, free tutorials, and other great professional resources. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Thirteen/WNET New York - PBS
Welcome to Whyville!
A virtual world of almost 2 million registered citizens where students can engage in interactive learning experiences about art history, nutrition, biomedics, environmentalism, economics, reading, and more. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Numedeon, Inc.