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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Mark Martin burning out after a victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Mark Martin burning out after a victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway
This is Mark Martin burning out after a victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The Speedway is located in Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County. Concord is home to the race track, and it is also home to many of the drivers and racing teams year round. Concord...
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A mushroom in the Uwharrie Mountains
A mushroom in the Uwharrie Mountains
This is a mushroom in the Uwharrie Mountains in Montgomery County, North Carolina. The Uwharries cut through Randolph, Montgomery, Stanly, and Davidson Counties, and their foothills lie in Cabarrus, Anson, and Union Counties. They are now protected as a National...
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A panoramic view of Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC
A panoramic view of Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC
This is a panoramic view of Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Concord is home to the race track, but it is also home to many of the drivers and racing teams year round. Concord is the also the site of one of NASCAR's Technical Institutes.
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A house with a round porch in Concord, North Carolina
A house with a round porch in Concord, North Carolina
This is a house with a round porch in Concord, North Carolina. Downtown Concord is host to a variety of historical architecture and curiosities like this one.
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Historic Bost Grist Mill
This working grist mill will transport students back to the 1800s and shows how people lived and worked in that time. Originally powered by water, the mill is operated by tractor with a belt and pulley today.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mill houses in Kannapolis, NC
Mill houses in Kannapolis, NC
These are mill houses in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Kannapolis was formerly dominated by the textile industry, but many of the mills that surrounded the area have been shut down or demolished.
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Reed Gold Mine (NC Historic Site)
Visitors can explore the gold mine and see historical mining equipment, gold ore, and much more at this North Carolina historic site.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The beginnings of the new North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis
The beginnings of the new North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis
This is the construction site of the new North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina. According to the website, the campus will include the Dole-NC State Institute for Advanced Fruit and Vegetable Science; the UNC Center for Excellence in...
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Demolition of the Fieldcrest Cannon Mills
Demolition of the Fieldcrest Cannon Mills
This is a photo taken during the demolition of the Fieldcrest Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, North Carolina, in 2004. The area is now home to the Fieldcrest Cannon Village and Textile Museum, which tells of the mill town's history and legacy.
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The North Carolina Gold Rush
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 6.1
Gold was discovered in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, in 1799, and within a few years, the North Carolina Gold Rush was on. Men arrived in the Piedmont to work in the mines, many of them from Cornwall in England.
Format: article
By Rebecca Lewis.
4-H club girl giving a hand sewing demonstration
4-H club girl giving a hand sewing demonstration
A young girl is seen in this black and white photograph sitting in a chair beside a bed. In her lap is fabric which matches the bedspread and she demonstrating hand sewing.
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North Carolina in the New Nation
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the early national period (1790–1836). Topics include the development of state government and political parties, agriculture, the Great Revival, education, the gold rush, the growth of slavery, Cherokee Removal, and battles over internal improvements and reform.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Advertising for slaves
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 1.10
Advertisements for sales of slaves and for runaways in the Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, North Carolina), January 7, 1837. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Fieldcrest Cannon Village and Textile Museum
Go back in time and experience Fieldcrest Cannon's fascinating 4500 square foot textile exhibit located in the heart of historic Cannon Village.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Reed Gold Mine
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 6.2
A brief history of Cabarrus County farmer John Reed and his gold mine, from the first discovery of gold in 1799 to the establishment of a valuable and productive mine.
Format: book
Housing conditions of the workers in Cannon Mills, Concord, North Carolina
Housing conditions of the workers in Cannon Mills, Concord, North Carolina
This photograph of mill town housing in Concord, North Carolina shows the conditions that workers for the Cannon textile mill lived in. The clapboard houses are very small and sit in the shadow of the mill with its smokestacks billowing dark smoke. The yards...
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U.S. House of Representatives
In Election 2008, page 2.4
There are 13 congressional districts in North Carolina. A map of North Carolina's congressional districts is available from...
U.S. House of Representatives
There are 13 congressional districts in North Carolina. A map of North Carolina's congressional districts is available from...
Mentoring matters
How mentors can serve as role models, helpers, and colleagues.
Format: article
By Evalee Parker.
U.S. House of Representatives
In Election 2012, page 2.4
There are 13 congressional districts in North Carolina. The North Carolina General Assembly's representation page lets you look up your district by voter registration,...
Format: bibliography