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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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Predicting skills
Students will practice predicting what will happen in different stories and understand why predicting is important while reading.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–4 English Language Arts)
By Susan Bell.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The learner will be doing curriculum integrated activities using Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–2 English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science)
By Shannon Zerniak.
Slavery and Childhood
This lesson is designed to extend student understanding of the experiences of slaves living in the American, antebellum south. The chosen samples and excerpts from the Documenting the American South collection reflect the childhood of two enslaved people born in America, Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglas, and two people born in Africa, Oloudah Equiano and Omar Bin Said. Two knew what it was like to be free before being captured and placed into servitude, and longed to be free again; two were born into slavery and like the two native born Africans had aspirations of freedom. Students are invited to compare their childhood memories with the lives of these children in an effort to make history more human.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Meghan Mcglinn.
Eliza Drake in a garden
Eliza Drake in a garden
This black and white photograph, taken in Red Springs, North Carolina in the 1940s, shows Eliza Blake, an African American woman, and two children. They are in their garden doing home demonstration work. The garden is in the foreground of the image. Eliza...
Format: image/photograph
Families in colonial North Carolina
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.7
In colonial families, the father had absolute authority over his family, and wives and children were expected to do as they were told. And everyone, even young children, worked to sustain the family.
Format: article
By L. Maren Wood.
"Mice" in the Media Center
This lesson plan will foster literature appreciation in the Elementary School through sharing a variety of books (fiction and non-fiction) poems, puppets or models, focusing on a mouse or mice as a main character or characters.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 Information Skills)
Children will work with a partner to measure their hands, feet, and smiles to the nearest inch and centimeter. Children will measure cut slips of different colored construction paper from 1 - 12 inches and graph into even-odd, shortest to longest, longest to shortest. Children will record their information, use the information to solve word problems, and create a number sentence.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Mathematics)
By Ann Franklin.
Mud feels good!
Students will listen to Mud Walk by Joy Cowley. Students will experience and describe mud using a bubble map to record their responses. Students will create a class book using chocolate pudding to imitate mud.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Science)
By Amanda Mcalpine, Carol Elliott, and Ginny Devine.
Using the mouse
For young children, the mouse will be the primary interface they use with the computer. Although most do not have any difficulty correlating the movement of the mouse with the movement of the cursor on the monitor, they do often get confused with clicking, double clicking, and click and drag. This is the introductory lesson in mouse use for a Kindergarten class. It is spread over three days to accommodate short attention spans.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Computer/Technology Skills and Information Skills)
By Ralph Wagner.
Birds by inquiry
Students will make observations of bird pictures to note the similarities and differences in one animal group. They will note especially the beaks, feet, wings and feathers of different types of birds. The life cycle of birds will be explored.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Science)
By Anne Allen.
Letter of April 7, 1939
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 1.5
MORSE BAG COMPANY East Bend, North Carolina. April 7, 1939. Mr. Sherlock Bronson, Richmond, Virginia. Dear Sir: In compliance with your request of March 28th, I am glad to give you an idea of my experience in working with tobacco bags. My mother and father,...
Bathing party among boulders in stream as seen from above
Bathing party among boulders in stream as seen from above
A dozen women and children with brightly colored plastic pails bathe, dress, and do laundry among the boulders in a stream. The scene is viewed from above, probably from a bridge that passes over the waterway. In rural Bali, as in much of Southeast Asia, outdoor...
Format: image/photograph
Story sequencing
This multi-faceted lesson teaches students how to sequence stories. It reinforces the following concepts: first, last, before, after, left, right. This lesson can also focus on carryover of articulation skills to answering questions as well as story telling.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts)
By Michele Christon.
A friend, starting with you!
This lesson helps students learn about themselves and how good a friend they are to others. It helps children identify their own special talents and characteristics while showing the importance of good self-esteem in making new friends.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–5 Guidance)
By Sara Smith.
Topics in Mathematics Education
In Preservice teacher education resources, page 4.2
Resources Specific to Math Math Teaching Methods Numbered Heads Together Numbered heads together is a cooperative strategy that offers an...
Format: article/teacher's guide
Can Americans define the term "learning disability?"
This article examines the statistics surrounding what Americans know — and don't know — about learning disabilities. The results highlight the necessity of educating parents and teachers more comprehensively about learning disabilities and what causes them.
Format: article
By Jennifer Job.
Carolinas Aviation Museum
Learn about the history of modern aviation in North and South Carolina at this museum which is dedicated to the preservation of aviation heritage.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Latrelle McAllister oral history excerpt
Latrelle McAllister is an African-American woman who attended West Charlotte High School from 1973 until 1976, during the first years of integration. She speaks about her experiences of both segregated and integrated schools during her interview, and compares...
Format: audio/interview
Latrelle MacAllister on desegregation
Latrelle MacAllister is an African-American woman who attended West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1973 until 1976, during the first years of integration. She speaks about her experiences of both segregated and integrated schools during...
Format: audio/interview
Old Salem
Find yourself in another place and time at Old Salem.
Format: article/field trip opportunity