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

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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Living with the bomb
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.4
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.8
After the Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb in 1948, the U.S. Government produced civil defense films explaining the true nature of atomic bombs and demonstrating techniques for surviving an atomic attack. This article includes two civil defense films, film of the first hydrogen bomb test, and a Life magazine article about a honeymoon in a bomb shelter.
Format: exhibit
By David Walbert.
Bombs over Goldsboro
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.8
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.12
On January 24, 1961, a B-52 jet carrying two nuclear bombs crashed near Goldsboro, North Carolina. When one of the bombs was found, its arming mechanism had accidentally gone through all but one of the seven steps toward detonation, and a piece of the bomb containing uranium was never recovered.
Format: article
Postwar North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the postwar era (1945–1975).
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina History: A Sampler
A sample of the more than 800 pages of our digital textbook for North Carolina history, including background readings, various kinds of primary sources, and multimedia. Also includes an overview of the textbook and how to use it.
Format: (multiple pages)
The Cold War in the 1950s
In Postwar North Carolina, page 1.5
An overview of the Cold War during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, including the rise of McCarthyism.
Format: article

Resources on the web

Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons, and Human Rights
Photos, primary resources, and audio recordings accompany biographical text that explores the major periods of this Soviet physicist's life. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Institute of Physics