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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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Thinkfinity- Internet Content for the Classroom
Thinkfinity.org is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives. It provides high-quality content and extensive professional development training for students, parents, educators and after-school coordinators. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Verizon Foundation
If the shoe fits...
In this lesson, student investigations focus on developing the process of classification, especially an awareness of similarities and differences. The activities use The Three Little Pigs and Cinderella... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
LIFE: From diversity to DNA
A collection of four units for seventh and eighth grade science covering human body systems, genetics, cells, and microbes and disease. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 7–8 Science)
Provided by: Kenan Fellows for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Invention at Play
Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of of play in Invention at Play, a traveling exhibit. Learn how play - the ordinary and everyday "work of childhood" – connects to the creative impulse of both historic and contemporary inventors. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution
North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
Find a host of information about volunteering in North Carolina and state-supported initiatives that foster an ethic of service in North Carolina for citizens of all ages. Details on Americorps, Learn and Serve, NC's Mentoring Partnership, NC's Promise, and... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
Education at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Originating from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, this interesting website offers resources for teachers working with both younger and older students.In the "Artgames" section, younger students can create their own scuptures by... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Albright-Knox
Congo Trek: A Journey Through the Heart of Central Africa
Take an online adventure into the wild, wild Congo in Africa with interactive maps, virtual journeys, and dispatches from a real life biologist trekking through the thick forest. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: National Geographic Society
Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World
Explore Southern textile mills from their beginnings to the 1930s, drawing largely on the perspectives of mill workers themselves. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Ibiblio
Folkstreams - The Best of American Folklore Films
A fabulous treasury of documentary films of American folk culture. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920
This site, comprised of the Hultstrand and Pazandak collections, contains 900 photographs of rural and small town life at the turn of the century. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Library of Congress
The potential for using online video in the classroom is tremendous. Teachers rely on video for reaching different learners, as a resource to help those couple of kids who didn't "get it" the first time around, and as an instructional resource for conveying... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi