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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Military checkpoint between Banos and Misahualli, Ecuador
Military checkpoint between Banos and Misahualli, Ecuador
A man in a flowered shirt presents documents at a military checkpoint. A fatigue-wearing guard stands nearby. A young boy sets down his basket of baked goods near the checkpoint. The Ecuadorian military plays a large role in patrolling eastern Ecuador. Their...
Format: image/photograph
Allied advances through France and western Germany, 1944-45
Allied advances through France and western Germany, 1944-45
Format: image/map
Kings Mountain National Military Park
This national park, located just over the North Carolina-South Carolina state line in Blacksburg, South Carolina, has a video in the museum/visitors center, and battlefield trails.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
Format: image/map
The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
Format: book (multiple pages)
The Mexican War, 1846-1847: Map of operations
The Mexican War, 1846-1847: Map of operations
Format: image/map
Into the postwar era
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 9.8
This newsreel, released December 10, 1945, shows happy Americans preparing for Christmas -- mainly, by shopping. But in the segment that follows, General Dwight Eisenhower, now Army Chief of Staff, warns viewers that the United States still has military commitments around the world.
Format: newsreel
American Military Museum of Gastonia
A visit to this museum will help to bring understanding to students who are studying the United State history.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Military reconstruction districts
Military reconstruction districts
Format: image/map
North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1860–1876). Topics include debates over secession, battles and strategies, the war in North Carolina, the soldier's experience, the home front, freedom and civil rights for former slaves, Reconstruction, and the "redemption" of the state by conservatives.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Anti-war demonstator offering a flower to a military policeman
Anti-war demonstator offering a flower to a military policeman
A female demonstrator offers a flower to military police on guard at the Pentagon during an anti-Vietnam demonstration
Format: image/photograph
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Describes the history of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, which marked the beginning of the end of the Revolutionary struggle. This unillustrated text covers topics including the Southern campaign, the Siege of Charleston, the Battles of Camden, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens. Students will learn about the pivotal battle in the Revolutionary War at the Guilford Courthouse when they visit the Military Park.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The U.S. Embassy
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 13
Although many Vietnamese linked to the U.S. army initially entered the Embassy compound for evacuation, on the last day an order was given to airlift only Embassy documents and American citizens. Vietnamese who had worked many years for the U.S. Embassy or...
By Lorraine Aragon.
America needs your scrap rubber
America needs your scrap rubber
U.S. Government poster from World War II illustrating the military need for rubber.
Format: image/poster
Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Relive military history from World War II to the present through exhibits at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Determining the author's purpose: Analyzing a recruitment video
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 1.10
In this lesson plan, students analyze a video about ROTC to determine why the video was created.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Guidance)
By Andrea Fedon, Gail Frank, and Cindy Neininger.
A soldier's experience in Vietnam: Johnas Freeman
In Postwar North Carolina, page 7.8
Oral history interview with a North Carolina veteran of the Vietnam War. Freeman explains that, despite the difficulties he faced readjusting to everyday life after Vietnam, he did not have any regrets about his decision to serve in the military.
Format: interview/primary source
Duplin County Veterans Memorial Museum
See military artifacts and memorabilia at this museum which honors the servicemen and women of Dulpin County.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Colonial North America
Colonial North America
Format: image/map
World War II dead and missing from North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 9.7
More than 8,500 North Carolinians who served in World War II did not return. The National Archives has made available the complete lists of war casualties published in 1946.
Format: article