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

Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

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.

From the education reference

library database
A searchable electronic catalog or index that the library subscribes to, very much like a magazine subscription or cable service. It contains information from print resources such as newspapers, magazines, and reference books.
digital game-based learning
Instructional method that incorporates educational content or learning principles into video games with the goal of engaging learners. Applications of digital game-based learning draw upon the constructivist theory of education.
North Carolina thinking skills
Model of thinking skills adopted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in 1994. Lists seven levels of thinking skills from simplest to most complex: knowledge, organizing, applying, analyzing, generating, integrating, and evaluating.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction administers the policies adopted by the State Board of Education and offers instructional, financial, technological, and personnel support to all public school systems in the state.

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The U.S. Constitution
On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine of the fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution of the United States of America. Since 2005, Constitution Day has been officially celebrated every September 17. This collection of resources offers many different ways to teach about the Constitution and its impact on students' lives.
Format: bibliography/help
From documents to digitization
To design a research project using primary sources from the Web, you'll need to know what's out there and how to find it. This article explains what's available, why, and where.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
American History
This selection of American history resources found on LEARN NC takes students from the very infancy of our country to modern times.
Format: bibliography/help
Eugenics in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.9
Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina's Eugenics Board had the power to order sterilization of mentally ill, feeble-minded, or epileptic persons.
Format: article
North Carolina
“Tarheels”, “the Old North State”, “the Land of the Longleaf Pine”, all mean North Carolina. Here you will find a sampling of instructional resources to teach your students about the history, people and places, government, and economy of the state you live in - North Carolina!
Format: bibliography/help
Image Analysis of the Bijou Theatre in the early 1900s
In this lesson, students will use postcards and photographs from the Going to the Show digital collection that highlight the moviegoing experience in the early 1900s to expand their critical thinking and visual literacy skills, gain experience analyzing comparable visual images of the same subject, and consider motivations for different visual image constructs.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Lisa Speaker.
Carolina Digital Library and Archives instructional plans
A listing of unit plans and lesson plans provided by University of North Carolina Library and the Carolina Digital Library and Archives.
Format: lesson plan
The Mini Page instructional plans
A listing of unit plans and lesson plans using The Mini Page Archive, a project of the UNC University Libraries.
Format: lesson plan
The North Carolina mountains in the early 1900s through the writing and photography of Horace Kephart
Students will develop an understanding of daily life and culture in the mountains of North Carolina during the early 20th century through photographs and written sources; practice visual literacy skills and gain experience analyzing visual and written sources of historical information; and learn to revise their early analyses of historical sources and to synthesize the information found in different kinds of primary documents by planning a museum exhibit.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Kathryn Walbert.