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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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Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffalo wallow in a hillside tank while three young children look after them. Water is a very precious resource in the mountains and people harvest it by building collection tanks such as this one. These tanks are often community-owned and villagers contribute...
Format: image/photograph
Wilmington's Children's Museum
Younger students will enjoy exploring the Wilmington's Children's Museum with its many hands-on exhibits.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Number combinations
Students will use green and blue craft pom-poms to explore number combinations to five.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Beth Deyton.
Balinese school children play soccer before classes
Balinese school children play soccer before classes
Nine Balinese school children in yellow T-shirts and green shorts play soccer before classes. Indonesian children begin school early, by 7 am. Exercise classes are scheduled near dawn before the tropical sunlight becomes too intense.
Format: image/photograph
Children in a parade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Children in a parade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Several children march in a parade. It is unclear whether the parade is religious or cultural. Three children are carrying staffs with red ribbons. Puerto Vallarta is a port town on Mexico’s west coast. It is a popular port of call for cruise ships and has...
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Counting fun
This is a lesson on counting that takes 30 minutes. It is a good whole group activity for beginning counting, (forwards and backwards), and numeral recognition 1-10 to use early in the year. It is also good for math in literature. The activity can be extended as a counting game to use individually or small group during work stations.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Karen McNeely.
Mrs. Barbara Wagoner
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.3
WAGONER, MRS. BARBARA; married; two children; aged 20 years; reside in Wilkes Co., N.C. Children: Jacob, aged one year. Buck, aged 9 — child by husband's first wife. INCOME: About $20.00 per month. Husband is laborer on government park project in this...
The Mill Mother's Lament
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 8.8
Song by labor activist Ella Mae Wiggins sung during the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, 1929. Includes biographical information about Wiggins.
Format: music/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Letter books
Kindergarten children are usually familiar with beginning sound "ABC" books with texts such as "A is for apple." In this activity, repeated for each consonant letter, art, writing, conventional spelling, and reading are combined to create a personal "Letter Book" for each child.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts)
By Clara McKenzie.
French fries up and down
The students will get hands-on practice working with patterns and translating them to numerical sequences. This lesson reaches visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners all at the same time.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Mathematics)
By Annie Nesbitt.
What is tiering?
In this video, teacher interviews and classroom footage explore the practice of creating tiered assignments. This video is one in a four-part series about tiering. The other videos include: How...
Format: video/video
Group of children and two adults standing outside, holding hands in a circle
Group of children and two adults standing outside, holding hands in a circle
In this black and white photograph from the 1920s, a group of young children and two women have formed a circle and are holding hands. The area where they are playing is barren: the ground is simply dirt. In the background is a parked car and a white house...
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Nepalese school
Nepalese school
The whitewashed building of a primary school in Kaalopaani en route from Ghasa to Tukche, Nepal. Formal Nepalese schools are often built with the help of foreign aid. An ever-increasing number of children go to school, although there are still many who cannot...
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Line of children hold flags and wreaths at Independence Day, August 17, 1986
Line of children hold flags and wreaths at Independence Day, August 17, 1986
A line of Balinese school children hold red and white Indonesian flags and flower wreaths at a ceremony on Independence Day, August 17, 1986. The red and white flower wreaths are shaped as circles and hearts. A large crowd of spectators stand watching the...
Format: image/photograph
Everybody show
This math game teaches number recognition and progression, and strengthens rote counting skills.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Mary Waldrup.
Reuniting families
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 8.7
Letters from Freedmen's Bureau agents seeking information on the whereabouts of family members of freed slaves. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum
The interactive exhibits at this children’s museum spark the imagination and kids have fun as they play and learn.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Three children play with a Shetland pony
Three children play with a Shetland pony
Three Ecuadorian Indian children play with a Shetland pony while smiling at the camera. Ecuador's wide diversity in ecosystems means the country is home to an equally wide array of diversity in plants and animals. In fact, Ecuador can boast of more unique...
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4-H club children examine plants
4-H club children examine plants
In this black and white photograph, a black boy wearing thick-rimmed glasses is sitting at a school desk and examining a plant. The rootball is exposed and he is pulling out a few strands of the root system. Surrounding him and looking on are six other children,...
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Excerpt from William Henry Singleton slave narrative
William Henry Singleton was born into slavery in eastern North Carolina. This excerpt from his memoir describes his experience of being sold to a "slave farm" in Atlanta -- a place where young slaves were bought for a low price and then raised until they could be sold for a higher price.
Format: book