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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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Schoolchildren reading, Angkor Wat
This is a recording of children reciting their lessons in a one-room schoolhouse located among the ruins of an ancient Khmer civilization in Cambodia. If I remember correctly, the teacher was holding a book at the front of the class, and all the children would...
Format: audio
Food helped make the difference
Food helped make the difference
This black and white photograph of a poster shows images detailing children developing poorly due to malnourishment. The title is “Food Helped Make the Difference.” The top image is of five children from Vienna, Austria post World War II. They...
Format: image/article
Communicating with parents
To communicate successfully with parents, be caring, professional, open, and organized.
By Kathleen Casson.
Savvy soil
The students will compare and contrast the physical characteristics of three soils: clay, humus, and sand. They will create double bubble maps and list poems about the soils.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 Science)
By Karen Smith.
All About ME: Likenesses & Differences
This lesson will help to enhance the self-esteem of students by focusing on each child's individual differences.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Guidance, Healthful Living, and Social Studies)
By Crystal Sigmon.
Making marriages legal
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 8.8
Marriage certificate issued by the Freedmen's Bureau, making legal the marriage of two former slaves. Includes historical commentary.
Format: document
Children playing at a Hertford County 4-H Club meeting
Children playing at a Hertford County 4-H Club meeting
In this black and white photograph several pairs of boys and girls are facing each other and clasping each other's hands above their heads. One small boy is darting underneath the arms of two other boys. They are probably playing London Bridge is Falling Down....
Format: image/photograph
Children's games
This was recorded as part of a multi-day Mekong Delta tour that started in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) and finished in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a unique experience to cross the border over water rather than overland. We were amongst the first groups...
Format: audio
Persuasive pumpkins
Using observation skills and comparative language, the children will express their own ideas to compare likenesses and differences of pumpkins. They will sort by their own rules and explain their reasoning. Using cooperative learning, they will listen to other children's discussions and come to some agreements.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Science)
By RC Griffin.
The power of a portrait
The students will use the portrait Mending Socks by Archibald Motley to explore how objects can be used to tell about a person's attributes and life.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Guidance and Social Studies)
By Evika Sturdivant.
Children in Lukla, Nepal
Children in Lukla, Nepal
Two children are seen sitting in front of a log building in Lukla, Nepal. The older child is wearing an orange and gray hooded sweatshirt and his arm is draped over the shoulder of the younger child. The younger child is wearing a bright teal blue sweatshirt...
Format: image/photograph
Biltmore in the community
The hospitality of the Biltmore Dairy and the quality of its ice cream products were legendary in the Asheville community. O.L. Merchant was a partner in the Merchant Construction company. The building contractor for the Frith, Edith’s house in Biltmore...
Format: article
By Sue Clark McKendree.
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Open up the realm of theatre arts to your students with a field trip to one of the fine productions at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte at ImaginOn.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Women and children western Nepal
Women and children western Nepal
Three young women wearing saris, a type of wrap dress, stand in front of a thatched-roof structure while children look on in the background. The woman on the left is smoking a cigarette.
Format: image/photograph
Making patterns make sense
Students will analyze organizational patterns in analytical writing by reading, Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Students will then apply these patterns to their own writing by creating children's books about success.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–10 English Language Arts)
By Heather Bower.
Three Little Kittens
Students will experience the joys of acting out the story using simple props. Students will enjoy eating pie, and completing a bubble map and class graph.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Theater Arts Education)
By Amanda Mcalpine, Carol Elliott, and Ginny Devine.
Five days, five senses
In this lesson, students will learn about the five senses through observations and hands-on activities.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Science)
By Nancy Ziegler.
Hoop ball
Students must move very quickly to try to get three balls in their hoop. This game can be played by grades one through four and may be played by large groups (30–50). This game requires students to use problem solving skills while getting a great workout.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Healthful Living)
By JoAnne Harrell.
Mrs. Leacey Royal, Reddies River, N.C.
Mrs. Leacey Royal, Reddies River, N.C.
Mrs. Leacey Royal and six children are pictured sitting inside of their house next to an open cabinet filled with jars. There are pages from the Southern Agriculturist and the Southern Planter magazines on the walls.
Format: image/photograph
Latino children at immigrant rights rally
Latino children at immigrant rights rally
A Latino boy and girl wave U.S. flags at an Immigrants' Rights March in San Francisco's Mission District on the National Day of Action for Immigrants, April 10, 2006.
Format: image/photograph