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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Number sense every day
Number sense – an intuitive feel for numbers and their relationships – develops when children solve problems for themselves.
Format: article
By Lisa Wilson Carboni.
Soup's on!
This lesson integrates children's literature and math. The students will listen to "Stone Soup" by Marcia Brown and bring items from home to make "First Grade Soup." The children will use the items to create a graph and share information about their graphs.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By Vicki Rivenbark.
Picture, letter, word
A lesson designed to engage pre-emergent readers in an activity which will enable them to identify pictures, letters, and words in books. It will provide an opportunity for them to work in a small group setting to develop a product and enhance their learning
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By Linda Kinnamon.
Alphabet animals
Students will use their knowledge of the alphabet and letter sounds to create an alphabet PowerPoint presentation. Each slide will contain a letter of the alphabet, a sentence and the sound that corresponds to that letter.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Computer/Technology Skills, English Language Arts, and Information Skills)
By Emily Leonard.
Cross-checking: An early reading strategy
Beginning readers need to learn how to bring together two sources of information simultaneously. They have to think about what would make sense and think about letters/sounds; cross-checking. Most children prefer to do one or the other, but not both. Therefore, some children guess something that is sensible but ignore the visual (letter/sound) and others guess something which is close to the visual but makes no sense in the sentence. This activity will demonstrate how to cross check.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 English Language Arts)
By Jane Kate Blackmon.
Mrs. Emma Cleary
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.12
CLEARY, MRS. EMMA, married; two children; aged 30; husband aged 60; resides in Wilkes County, N.C. Children: William, aged 12 in school. Vassie, aged 8 in school. INCOME: None. HOME CONDITIONS: Own two-room log cabin and forty acres of land. Only five acres...
Mrs. Alice Johnson, Wilkes County, N.C.
Mrs. Alice Johnson, Wilkes County, N.C.
Mrs. Alice Johnson is pictured sitting on a trunk in the interior of her home stringing tobacco bags. Two children are shown in the photograph.
Format: image/photograph
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook and four children are pictured sitting on the front steps of their home. Mrs. Holsbrook is holding a bundle of tobacco bags, and there are more visible at her feet.
Format: image/photograph
A child's day: Vietnam
In this lesson plan, students listen to audio recordings from Vietnam and discuss what life may be like for the children heard in the recordings. Students discuss topics including school, cross-cultural similarities, and child labor.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Social Studies)
By Kristin Post.
Little and big houses
Using the book Little House on the Prairie and international keypals, students will learn about similarities and differences among children at different times and in different places.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies)
By Karen Ester.
Being tolerant when you're not affirming
In LGBTQIA Resources for Educators, page 3.5
You have educated yourself and understand the pro-LGBTQIA stance. Although you may not agree with it, you want to behave in a caring and sensitive manner and be a role model to your students. Tolerance means you act civilly and accept another's right to be...
Format: article
By Kathy Staley.
Presenting a check for war bonds
Presenting a check for war bonds
Original title: "The public school children of the South-Central District of Chicago purchased $263,148. 83 in war bonds and stamps...a huge check representing enough money for 125 jeeps, two pursuit planes and motorcycle was presented to Maj. C. Udell Turpin...
Format: image/photograph
Learning to Read
Young children love to be read to and look forward to reading themselves. This sampling of resources provide activities that are fun and stimulate interest in reading.
Format: bibliography/help
Vessels in Greek art: Museum visit
This lesson focuses on the uses, shapes, importance, and historical storytelling on Greek vessels in art.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–2 Visual Arts Education)
By Katie O'Connor.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Learning letters and sounds at a zoom!
This lesson introduces, reviews, and reinforces letter recognition and letter sounds using the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. Kindergarten children will enjoy this activity! It is appropriate for all academic levels.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By Shanna Buckner.
Mr. Griggs' Work
The students will learn about the importance of responsibility, dependability, punctuality, honesty, and effort in the workplace through the reading of the book Mr. Griggs' Work. The students will have the opportunity to explore these character traits in their own work setting.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–5 Guidance)
By William Hodge.
Portrait of toddler standing between knees of man caring for her at Mai Chau
Portrait of toddler standing between knees of man caring for her at Mai Chau
A toddler stands between the knees and outstretched arms of a squatting man, probably her father, who tends her at the highland village of Mai Chau. The child wears a broad-brimmed hat and long-sleeved shirt, but no footwear. The man wears long dark pants...
Format: image/photograph
Girls and boys from the Balsam Grove Canning Club standing with teachers and visitors from the community
Girls and boys from the Balsam Grove Canning Club standing with teachers and visitors from the community
In this black and white photograph, two rows of children (mostly girls) are lined up to have their group picture taken. They stand in front a light-colored clapboard building with dark trim. Three of four windows are open and white curtains hang from wires...
Format: image/photograph
Fraction fun
Introduce fractions and mixed numbers using paper plates.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Mathematics)
By Lourine Grant.
Who's holding the pencil? And did anybody learn?
In The First Year, page 3.4
Demonstrations can be useful, but be aware of what students are doing and thinking while you're holding the pencil.
Format: article
By Kristi Johnson Smith.Commentary and sidebar notes by Lindy Norman.