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

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North Carolina Maritime Museum
Students will learn about the rich maritime history of the North Carolina coast as well as the coastal environment and barrier island ecology.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
This museum is dedicated to the preservation of maritime history and shipwrecks of North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Old Baldy Lighthouse and the Smith Island Museum of History
Visit Old Baldy, North Carolina's oldest lighthouse and learn about its rich maritime history.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Roanoke River Lighthouse
A new addition to Plymouth, North Carolina's landscape is a reproduction of the original 1866 Light Station. Operated by the Maritime Museum, this lighthouse is like no other on the coast and is a treat to visit.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Jockey's Ridge
In Natural and human impacts on the northern Outer Banks, page 9
Jockey's Ridge is the largest of the four remaining large dunes on the Outer Banks. The dune's immense size and its proximity to economic interests such as Route 158 have resulted in various attempts to control its migration. But the planting of American beach...
By Blair Tormey and Dirk Frankenberg.
Northern and coastal Vietnam: Waterway settlements and Chinese influences
Photographs and text tell the story of fishing, trade, and Chinese influence on the history and culture of Vietnam.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Provides information about the conservation of coastal birds in this area as well as background information about the Cape Hatteras, Bodie Island, and Ocracoke Island lighthouses.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Battleship North Carolina
Uses a variety of formats including oral histories, video footage, and zoomable images to cover the history of the USS North Carolina and other naval vessels afloat during WWII.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program
Learn about the interconnectedness of man and nature and explore complex ecosystems at this camp and conference center located on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
National Estuarine Research Reserve Systems - The Rachel Carson Component
Located in one of North Carolina's fastest growing areas, the Rachel Carson site is a center of marine research and education. The reserve is a diverse and productive estuarine system for birds, mammals, and fish.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Hammocks Beach State Park
A visit to Hammocks Beach State Parks allows students to explore several different ecosystems - estuaries, maritime forest, and desert.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Carolina Ocean Studies
A visit to the beautiful barrier islands and ocean reefs of North Carolina will help students understand the importance of our coastal environment and the habitat of the creatures that live there.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cham tower overgrown by vegetation south of Hai An
Cham tower overgrown by vegetation south of Hai An
A damaged brick and stone Cham tower stands overgrown by vegetation in a rural area south of Hai An. Tall arched forms are characteristic of these monuments built by ethnic Chams between the seventh and twelfth century A.D. Maritime trade between India and...
Format: image/photograph
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
The Fort Fisher program introduces students to the habitat and life history of "colonial-nesting coastal birds." The program also focuses on endangered, threatened and special-concern bird species.

Format: article/field trip opportunity
Camp Don Lee
Check out the programs available to classroom students at this beautiful camp located near Arapahoe, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Newbold-White House Historic Site
The oldest house in the state open to the public on a regular basis. The grounds remain virtually unchanged since the early 1700s and include a seasonal herb garden and a Quaker cemetery dating to the 17th century.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Museum of History
Get a sneak preview of the Museum before you visit! You can search for artifacts, preview the exhibitions, and read about important events in North Carolina history. The Museum offers teachers a variety of resources--many are online! Find lesson plans, information on history in a box kits, professional development workshops, and more!
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cham tower with repair scaffolding in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
Cham tower with repair scaffolding in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
Scaffolds allowing workers to climb and make repairs are seen at the right and left sides of one of the main Cham towers in the Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang. Tall arched forms are characteristic of these monuments built of brick and stone by ethnic Chams...
Format: image/photograph
Cham tower seen through an archway in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
Cham tower seen through an archway in Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang
A Cham tower with ascending smaller levels and rounded corner towers is seen through an archway in the Po Nagar complex at Nha Trang. Tall arched forms are characteristic of these monuments built of brick and stone by ethnic Chams between the seventh and twelfth...
Format: image/photograph
Lighting the maritime path: The geography of North Carolina's lighthouses
In this lesson students will examine images of North Carolina lighthouses from the Built Heritage Collection at North Carolina State University and explore various websites to determine the relative location of eight North Carolina lighthouses and develop an understanding of maritime activities and coastal living.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Social Studies)
By Sonna Jamerson.