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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Discovery Place KIDS—Huntersville
This innovative children’s museum in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina sparks imagination and learning through play for children from birth—age seven.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Nephelococcygia - Cloud watching
As part of the 2nd grade science objectives dealing with weather, students will learn the various types of clouds as well as the term and the act of nephelococcygia -- cloud watching.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Computer/Technology Skills and Science)
By Kelley James.
Marbles Kids Museum
Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners and confident individuals in today's world. With five galleries and two outdoor escapes, there is no shortage of activity for kids birth to 12 and their families.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Nepalese girl with infant on her back
Nepalese girl with infant on her back
On the trail between Ghorepaani to Taatopaani, Nepal, a local girl carries a younger child on her back, strapped around with a shawl. The girl is eating baked corn, and the child on her back holds a corn cob as well. Baked sweetcorn is a treat enjoyed during...
Format: image/photograph
“Uncle Ho”
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 3
This monumental stone statue of Ho Chi Minh, outside city hall in Ho Chi Minh City, shows him gently touching a young girl's head. She is looking down towards the book he holds. “Uncle Ho” is recognizable by his characteristic goatee. This Soviet...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Kindergarten walk
This is an introductory lesson in a series of lessons on our community and community helpers. Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins will be used as the pattern to plan our own walk around our school playground. Students will then create a simple map of our school playground.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics and Social Studies)
By Michelle Hensley.
Helping parents understand
In Math for multiple intelligences, page 5
The more ongoing, positive communication you have with parents, the more they'll be willing to work with you.
Format: article
By Gretchen Buher.
Child labor in the cotton mills
The resources on this page are designed to help educators teach about what life was like for children working in the cotton mills of North Carolina in the early 20th century. Through these lessons, students will learn about child labor by listening to the oral histories of people who worked in these cotton mills as children.
Format: lesson plan
4-H club members participating in family recreation on the Stanly County Farm and Home Tour
4-H club members participating in family recreation on the Stanly County Farm and Home Tour
In this black and white photograph, two children are crouching in the dirt, playing. The little girl in a gingham dress is shooting marbles into a circle that's been drawn out. The boy, who is wearing overalls is leaning back against a tree looking at something...
Format: image/photograph
The benefits of teaching with nonfiction
In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews explore the benefits of teaching with informational text. Teachers discuss particular student populations that benefit from reading nonfiction, including exceptional children, English language learners,...
Format: video/video
Food Helped Make the Difference
Food Helped Make the Difference
These x-rays from the 1920s demonstrate the differences between children developing normally and those who develop rickets. The title of the black and white image is “Food Helped to Make the Difference.” There are four x-rays. The top set shows...
Format: image/article
Two children play on a rooftop in Guanajuato, Mexico
Two children play on a rooftop in Guanajuato, Mexico
Two children sit on a rooftop ledge and look down at the camera. Several potted plants and a birdcage share the roof with the kids. Guanajuato is a large city in the central highlands of Mexico. It was an important colonial city because of the area’s large...
Format: image/photograph
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)
Classifying transportation objects
In this lesson the students will sort, classify, and label transportation items by various attributes.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By LuAda Skaggs.
Healthy body, healthy mind
In Food for thought: Elementary lessons on nutrition and healthy living, page 6.5
It seems that every year a new fad diet comes along that promises instant weight loss. With all the media hype, students believe what they hear. This fifth-grade lesson plan, from the Food for Thought nutrition curriculum, teaches students that the best way to to stay healthy and lose weight is through good nutrition, portion control, and exercise.
Format: lesson plan (grade 5 Healthful Living)
Animals undercover
Students will learn about the different animal coverings using the inquiry method. They will learn about how the covering is used for protection and to control body temperatures.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science)
By Anne Ellis.
Bulletin board of story elements
This lesson will introduce young children to the elements of stories starting with characters. Children will be involved with interactive writing as they respond to shared reading lessons. Students will illustrate a caption of a character to be displayed on a bulletin board.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts)
The Imperial Center in Rocky Mount, NC
The Imperial Center in Rocky Mount, NC
This is the Imperial Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. After Hurricane Floyd flooded the Art Center and the Children's Museum in September of 1999, the city decided to relocate them to the old Imperial Tobacco Factory to prevent further flooding.
Format: image/photograph
MyPyramid for kids poster
This poster illustrates the importance for children to have nutritional foods in their diets and to get plenty of exercise for healthy bodies. The upper part of the the poster is a graphic showing a girl running up the stairs of the Pyramid which is composed...
Format: document/poster
Is it a duck? Is it a chick?
Students will compare and contrast the characteristics of a chick and a duckling by using a Venn Diagram.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science)
By Debbie Beeson.