K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education


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¡del Corazón! Latino Voices in American Art
Find primary source materials featuring Latin American artists and their works at the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Kids' Planet
An introduction to endangered species and environmental conservation. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Defenders of Wildlife
Super Bowl scavenger hunt
In many homes, the Super Bowl is an event of some significance. This activity is designed to have students examine some enjoyable (and, sometimes, obscure) questions using mathematics during the game. The questions on the activity sheet require that the... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Mathematics)
Provided by: Illuminations
Women Pioneers in American Memory
Stories of women struggling for equality from the mid 19th century to the present day. The site contains images, first person journals, diaries, and letters of women involved in westward migration, suffrage, struggles for equality, the workforce, and today.... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Library of Congress
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Find information about agriculture, environment, gardening, health, nutrition, parenting, 4-H, and much more. Many resources are also available in Spanish! This site is broad in scope and depth, easy to navigate, and user friendly. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NCCES
New York Philharmonic Kidszone
Sponsored by the New York Philharmonic, this attractive and clever website enables users to explore composers, music styles, instruments and more by playing fun interactive games and activities. User friendly and easy to navigate. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: New York Philharmonic
Across the Generations: Exploring U.S. History through Family Papers
An exhibit of 63 primary source documents and images offers an unprocessed glimpse of American history by means of four collections of family papers. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College Libraries
National Memorial Day Concert
Focuses on the commemorative ceremony held in Washington DC. that honors the memory of American soldiers who fought and died in war. The website contains more information about wars, soldiers, loss of life, families and stories. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: PBS
Families in Bondage
This two-part lesson plan draws on letters written by African Americans in slavery and by free blacks to loved ones still in bondage, singling out a few among the many slave experiences to offer students a glimpse into slavery and its effects on African... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 11–12 Social Studies)
Provided by: EDSITEment
Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World
Explore Southern textile mills from their beginnings to the 1930s, drawing largely on the perspectives of mill workers themselves. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Ibiblio