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


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exceptional children
Designation for students who have different educational needs than the average child. Many children in exceptional children's (EC) programs have physical, mental, or social disabilities, but in North Carolina academically gifted children are also classified as EC.

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Caring for children
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 20
Throughout Southeast Asia, but especially in highland farming areas, children of both sexes are considered precious and vulnerable. Adults and teens of both sexes and all ages generally enjoy caring for young children. They find it an amusing and relaxing...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Child labor in North Carolina's textile mills
The photographs of Lewis Hine show the lives and work of children in North Carolina's textile mill villages in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Book order math
Using a book order catalog, students will calculate costs for their book choices, learn how to write a check, and to fill out an order form.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Mathematics)
By Teri Dammann.
Digging in the dictionary
In this activity, students will learn to use an age-appropriate dictionary to find a word, write its definition, write a sentence using that word, and report their results to their classmates.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 Information Skills)
By Mary Waldrup.
World War I propaganda posters
U.S. Government propaganda posters spelled out the reasons for American involvement in World War I and encouraged all Americans to help in the war effort.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Animal movements
Students will move like the animal they hear described in the music.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Dance Arts Education and Music Education)
By Jo James.
John Chavis opens a school for white and black students
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 5.3
Newspaper advertisement (1808) for a school in Raleigh, taught by John Chavis. Chavis taught white students during the day and black students at night. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Number fun
Students will use games to recognize numbers. They will match the number with a set of objects. This is a two day lesson with 45 minutes each day.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Kay Nix.
Graphic organizer: The well-ordered family
This activity provides a way for students to further their comprehension as they read an excerpt from a book by an eighteenth-century Puritan minister about children's duties toward their parents. Students will complete a graphic organizer and answer questions about the reading passage.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Make math "bear"-able
The students will use teddy bear counters to explore addition and subtraction facts (1-10). Students will demonstrate an understanding of ordinal numbers by locating the position of their counters on their workmats.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Mathematics)
By Nikki Gilmore.
Greensboro Children's Museum
Students will enjoy the hands-on learning activities that will teach them about their community, transportation, money, and more at the Greensboro Children's Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Creating an inclusive environment: Understanding feelings
The students will learn about feelings and how to get along with others in group situations. Students will discuss what makes a friend, how friends make each other feel, what friends do together and how to resolve differences between friends. They will identify the qualities of friendship.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–5 Guidance, Healthful Living, and Social Studies)
By Dianne Prohn.
Long Way to Travel
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 6.5
Audio and lyrics of an African American spiritual. Includes historical commentary.
Format: music/primary source
Fascinate-U Children's Museum
Through touch and play young students learn about health and science topics at this children's museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Reading picture books: resources for teachers
Illustrations, picturebook finding aids, and great picture book websites.
Format: article
By Melissa Thibault.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Students will examine language in three different versions of the traditional "Gruff" tale. These will be compared and contrasted through Venn diagrams. Each text will be introduced, examined, and contrasted in a different lesson.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 English Language Arts)
By Sandra Doyle.
This activity is a fun, interactive lesson that integrates children's literature with math (a great way to integrate author studies). This activity allows students to be involved in four learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic).
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By Stephanie Hatcher.
Itsy, bitsy spider
The learner will use the words of the fingerplay "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider" to create a book.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By JanetD White.
Introduction to community helpers
This is a introductory lesson to a unit on community helpers. It will begin to help students to identify different types of community helpers and the jobs they perform.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Social Studies)
By Jerrye Ficklin.
Reindeer boots
Children will use problem-solving techniques to answer the question, “How many boots will Santa need for his reindeer?”
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Mathematics)
By Vanette Hann.