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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Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville, NC
Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville, NC
This is the Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville, North Carolina. Yanceyville became the seat of Caswell County after the eastern half of the county became Person County in 1792.
Format: image/photograph
Caswell No.1 Fire Station Museum
The museum collects, preserves, displays, and interprets artifacts and images relating to fire fighting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
A barn in Caswell County, NC
A barn in Caswell County, NC
This is a barn in Caswell County, North Carolina. This barn, like several others in the area, was chinked and insulated with red clay.
Format: image/photograph
The Richmond-Miles Museum
A visit to the the Richmond-Miles Museum shows students what life was like in Caswell County beginning with the Revolutionary War to the present through displays and artifacts.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Old Caswell County Jail in Yanceyville, NC
Old Caswell County Jail in Yanceyville, NC
This is the old Caswell County Jail in Yanceyville, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
This is Hyco Lake in Caswell County, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
A water skier enjoying Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
A water skier enjoying Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
A water skier does a half flip in the water at Hyco Lake in Caswell County, North Carolina.
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The Kirk-Holden War
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 10.5
In response to Ku Klux Klan violence during Reconstruction, North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden declared martial law in Alamance and Caswell counties in 1870. The militia, led by former Union Col. George W. Kirk, rounded up Klan leaders in what opponents called the "Kirk-Holden War."
Format: article
A double rainbow on Caswell Beach, NC
A double rainbow on Caswell Beach, NC
A double rainbow arches over the ocean at Caswell Beach, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Neuseway Nature Park, Planetarium, and Health and Science Center
A rich resource for Lenoir County, this center provides free health, astronomy, and nature and environmental experiences to school groups.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The murder of "Chicken" Stephens
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 10.6
Contemporary newspaper account of the murder of State Senator John. W. "Chicken" Stephens of Caswell County, by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Harmony Hall - Lenoir
Owned by North Carolina's first governor and site of a Civil War hospital, Harmony Hall is the only house of historical significance in Kinston.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Yancey House in Yanceyville, NC
The Yancey House in Yanceyville, NC
This is the Yancey House in Yanceyville, North Carolina. It was built around 1810 by Bartlett Yancey, a local and state politician. Today, it houses the Yancey House Restaurant.
Format: image/photograph
CSS Neuse
An informative website that provides drawings, primary sources, and articles about the CSS Neuse and its role in the Civil War. Also find out about Richard Caswell, the first governor of the independent state of North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Thomas Day
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.4
Biography of Thomas Day, a free African American in antebellum Caswell County who was North Carolina's most famous furniture craftsman and cabinetmaker.
Format: article
The Conservators' Center
Visit this wildlife facility for an up-close experience with animals representing 19 different species including lions, tigers, wolves, ring-tailed lemurs, and bobcats.
Format: document/field trip opportunity
Sunset on Hyco Lake in Person County, NC
Sunset on Hyco Lake in Person County, NC
This is the sunset on the waters of Hyco Lake in Person County, North Carolina. Hyco Lake spreads into neighboring Caswell County. The lake is used to create hydroelectric power.
Format: image/photograph
Archibald Murphey
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 4.4
Archibald Debow Murphey (1777–1832) was a North Carolina state senator and later a Superior Court judge who fought for a comprehensive system of public education, construction of canals and roads, and other progressive reforms.
Format: biography
Thomas Day chairs
Thomas Day chairs
Wooden chairs made by the famous North Carolina furniture maker Thomas Day.
Format: image/photograph
Antebellum North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
Format: book (multiple pages)