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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Itsy, bitsy spider
The learner will use the words of the fingerplay "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider" to create a book.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By JanetD White.
Introduction to community helpers
This is a introductory lesson to a unit on community helpers. It will begin to help students to identify different types of community helpers and the jobs they perform.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Social Studies)
By Jerrye Ficklin.
Reindeer boots
Children will use problem-solving techniques to answer the question, “How many boots will Santa need for his reindeer?”
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Mathematics)
By Vanette Hann.
Monstrous masks
Teacher will read the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Children will create monster masks to associate the letter m and the phonemic sound of m to the masks.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
Must children die and mothers plead in vain? Buy more Liberty Bonds
Must children die and mothers plead in vain? Buy more Liberty Bonds
Poster showing a mother clutching children as she reaches out for help.
Format: image/poster
Mrs. W.H. Bryant, Wilkes County, N.C.
Mrs. W.H. Bryant, Wilkes County, N.C.
Mrs. W.H. Bryant and seven children are pictured in the bedroom in their home. One of the children holds a baby in her lap.
Format: image/photograph
Oodles of ordinals
Children will integrate Math, Social Studies, Physical Education, Art, and Music to discover, explore, practice and enjoy the ordinal numbers “first” through “tenth.”
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Cynthia Woolery.
I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science
In this unit, students will be involved in hands-on, inquiry activities that integrate various subject areas in order to learn and apply concepts of food chemistry and nutrition.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Lines of children in uniforms walk out of school ground in Danang
Lines of children in uniforms walk out of school ground in Danang
This elevated view shows lines of children in uniforms walking out of a school ground in Danang. Children are filing out of the large school building in the back and past a cement wall in the front. They all wear dark pants, white shirts, and cloth hats. Women...
Format: image/photograph
Comparing proverbs
The lesson will feature comparisons of American and African proverbs.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Pat Chancer.
Reading questions: Learning in colonial Carolina
This set of questions was designed to accompany an article about education in colonial North Carolina.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Music reading railroad
Students will learn to read quarter notes, rests and repeat signs using a traditional folk song.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Music Education)
By Melissa Vincent.
Strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, with children posed on sidewalk
Strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, with children posed on sidewalk
Format: image/photograph
Balinese children stand at edge of walled compound
Balinese children stand at edge of walled compound
Five Balinese children--two barely visible--stand peering out from the edge of a walled compound. The wall's corner post is seen at right and lush greenery frames the children at left. The girl at the left carries a baby in a sling on her back. The infant...
Format: image/photograph
Incredible insect mouths
This lesson shows children that insects have different kinds of mouths. It also notes the kinds of foods that different insects eat. It is a hands-on experiment type of lesson in which the children act as insects and use different tools for their “mouths.”
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Science)
By Kelly Stewart.
Hands up for telling time
This introductory lesson on telling time will expose children to clocks and how they work. Children will begin to understand how to tell time and how the two separate hands on the clock operate. They will also gain understanding of the concept of time in general.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 Mathematics)
By Lisa Williamson.
Vessels in Greek art: Museum pre-visit
This lesson will focus on what vessels are, where we can find them in our everyday world, and the concept that vessels are containers that hold something. This lesson is the first lesson of two.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 English Language Arts)
By Katie O'Connor.
Poverty and special ed
Is there a correlation between poverty and disabilities in children? This article looks at the facts and explains why the numbers of impoverished children in special education is on the rise.
Format: article
By Kris Zorigian and Jennifer Job.
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.8
HOLSBROOK, MRS. ETHEL, aged 33; married, North Wilkesboro, N.C. Children: Mozelle, aged 16. Estelle, aged 15. Effie, aged 10. Adia, aged 5. INCOME: None. HOME CONDITIONS: The husband has been out of work for over a year and being in poor health it is not probable...
Long and tall
Teacher and students discuss how some objects are very tall, and some objects are very long. Using long, narrow pieces of paper, students will draw two long objects and two tall objects. This lesson is intended to help children observe what is around them, judge size, and fill the page from top to bottom with the intended object.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 Visual Arts Education)
By Jan Kimosh.