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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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Students will use the Kid Pix Studio Deluxe computer software program to draw a circle, square, rectangle, and triangle. They will be instructed to make the shapes a certain color and size. Then they will print their work.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Information Skills and Mathematics)
By Di Small.
Food makes a difference
Food makes a difference
This black and white photograph is of a poster showing how a good diet of nutritious foods makes a difference in children's growing bodies. On the left of the poster is picture of a boy who is naked except for a towel wrapped around his waist. On the right...
Format: image/article
Little girls selling bracelets to travelers
In this recording, you can hear young girls selling handmade bracelets- they repeat the same phrase in English over and over again. This is common in Angkor Wat, where at every temple, children and adults are selling everything from crafts to food to drinks...
Format: audio
Long Way to Travel
Long Way to Travel is part of the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip collection at the Library of Congress. John Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who traveled throughout...
Format: audio/music
Fun with division
Students will learn division concepts through the use of The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins and a poem entitled "Dividing up Bugs." Students will be involved in hands on activities in order to gain an understanding of division. This lesson plan integrates communication skills, math, and technology.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By Grace Blythe.
There is something for everybody at this wonderful facility which provides both theater and library related activities.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Word-processing valentines
This lesson combines the need to practice keyboarding skills, completion of rhymes, a popular children's book, and the motivational aspects of the Valentine holiday.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Computer/Technology Skills and English Language Arts)
By Kay Harrison.
Painted cylindrical sculptures
Students will experiment painting a variety of lines as directed in addition to inventing their own on 12" x 18" paper. Students will also glue pre-cut paper strips onto their sculptures experimenting with a variety of paper sculpture techniques such as bending, folding and curling.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Visual Arts Education and Mathematics)
By Rose Szabo.
Ending child labor in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.1
The movement to ban child labor began in the early 1900s and slowly turned the tide of public opinion. As mill work changed in the 1920s, mills employed fewer children. North Carolina finally regulated child labor in 1933.
Format: article
Fractional parts with pattern blocks
Through this lesson students will understand that fractions are part of a whole. Students will identify halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eights of a whole. They will use terms numerator, denominator and write fractions from models of fractions. Also, they will use sheets of paper to fold for different size fractions and label each part to see proportion size from least to greatest or greatest to least.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 Mathematics)
By Brenda Collins.
Philosophy resources
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 2.2
This page provides a variety of resources related to elementary philosophy instruction.
Format: bibliography
Analyzing children's letters to Mrs. Roosevelt
Students will analyze letters that children wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt during the Great Depression.
Format: lesson plan (grade 11–12 Social Studies)
By Angie Panel Holthausen.
A Birthday Basket For Tia
This lesson will provide your students with an opportunity to brainstorm, predict, and check for understanding throughout this wonderful story about a little girl, Cecilia, who is preparing a special birthday gift for her 90 year-old Aunt Tia. Cecilia collects objects that represent her favorite memories with her aunt. Many uses of technology are suggested to integrate math and science with language and reading.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By Jenny Walters.
Child labor
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 7.1
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 7.7
Slideshow Lewis Hine, photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, documented child labor across...
Format: article
Lumbee learning
In Teaching about North Carolina American Indians, page 2.4
Introduction Education for the Lumbee Tribe has always been important. After Reconstruction ended and the state of North Carolina began its journey to educate its people, no provisions were made for American Indians. Segregated schools provided education...
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 and 8 English Language Arts and Second Languages)
By Gazelia Carter.
Animals movin' on up
Children will explore animal body parts in animal pictures using the inquiry method. They will discuss their functions in movement and eating. They will also discuss the idea that classifications of animals have similar body parts.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics and Science)
By Anne Allen.
Making change
Students will use plastic coins and paper bills to practice making change with a partner.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 and 4–5 Mathematics)
By Carol Livingston.
Ordinals concentration
Ordinals Concentration is a matching game that provides practice and review identifying ordinal numbers to ten.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
Social media & outreach
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 1.4
This page provides links to key philosophical blogs, twitter accounts, and outreach organizations.
Format: bibliography
Woman in sarong walks carrying boy on her hip
Woman in sarong walks carrying boy on her hip
A village woman dressed for a temple ceremony walks along a village path with a young boy carried on her hip. The woman wears a full-length diamond-patterned batik cloth with a sash at her waist and a long-sleeved, floral print jacket. The boy, whose legs...
Format: image/photograph