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

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Airlie Gardens
Environmental education programs in a beautiful setting can be found at this public garden in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Old New Hanover County Courthouse Marker
Old New Hanover County Courthouse Marker
Format: image/photograph
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Learn about the historical development of railroads in the Wilmington area with the eclectic collection of displays at the Wilmington Railroad Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Wilmington's Children's Museum
Younger students will enjoy exploring the Wilmington's Children's Museum with its many hands-on exhibits.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cape Fear River Watch
Offer several opportunities for environmental education and community development which include hands-on experiences for field trip groups.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
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)
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts
A spectacular example of antebellum architecture, this home was commandeered by Federal troops after the fall of Fort Fisher during the Civil War. The Bellamy Mansion is now a museum that focuses on history and the design arts and offers tours.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Burgwin-Wright House Museum and Gardens
Visitors will enjoy the fine detail of the Georgian style architecture, the 18th and early 19th century furnishings and stories of the people who have lived in this house.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Sea Grant North Carolina
With a variety of research and outreach programs, this organization provides several educational opportunities for marine science educators including workshops, marine science and environmental education curriculum development, research opportunities and grants, and field trips.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Aquariums
Visit one of the three North Carolina Aquariums and learn about the "diverse natural and cultural resources associated with North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Carolina Ocean Studies
A visit to the beautiful barrier islands and ocean reefs of North Carolina will help students understand the importance of our coastal environment and the habitat of the creatures that live there.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
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)
Evacuation before Hurricane Floyd
Evacuation before Hurricane Floyd
Wilmington, NC 9/15/1999 -- The exodus continued in the few hours before Hurricane Floyd hit Wilmington, with most of the traffic headed west out of harm's way.
Format: image/photograph
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898
Format: image/map
Battleship North Carolina
Uses a variety of formats including oral histories, video footage, and zoomable images to cover the history of the USS North Carolina and other naval vessels afloat during WWII.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Zeke's Island North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
Part of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, Zeke's Island has interpreter led field trips which focus on the importance of estuaries to the North Carolina coast.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Masonboro Island
One of the four sites of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. Interpreter led field trips must be reserved two seasons ahead. This is a favorite field trip for many teachers.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898 (inset map)
Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, 1898 (inset map)
Format: image/map
Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina
This is the USS North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph