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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Keeping Oregon Inlet open
In Natural and human impacts on the northern Outer Banks, page 17
At the southern end of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, the foundations are in serious jeopardy, as the channel of Oregon Inlet continues to migrate southward. To protect the bridge, the Army Corps of Engineers has constructed an extensive seawall to armor the...
By Blair Tormey and Dirk Frankenberg.
At Surfside Beach, Texas, a jetty extends out into the water.
Format: image/photograph
Coastal erosion and the ban on hard structures
In Recent North Carolina, page 4.3
North Carolina’s sandy coast is one of the state’s greatest tourist attractions, and also one of its frequent sources of controversy. The 301 miles of coastline in the east have been the site of an ongoing struggle between stable structures created by humans and the dynamic forces of nature, between property rights and thousands of years of geology. A 1985 rule designed to preserve the beaches in their natural state enjoys the support of coastal scientists but threatens the investments of home-owners and developers.
Format: article
By Emily Jack.
Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)