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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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Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
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Allied advances through France and western Germany, 1944-45
Allied advances through France and western Germany, 1944-45
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Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
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Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
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Allied invasion of France, 1944
Allied invasion of France, 1944
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The Battle of the Bulge
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 5.9
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.7
Oral history interview with a North Carolina World War II veteran about his experiences in the Battle of the Bulge, fought in France between December 1944 and January 1945. Includes historical background and contemporary newsreel footage.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge
Map shows the bulge in the Allied lines after the German Ardennes Offensive, December 1944, that gave the Battle of the Bulge its name.
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The coming of war
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 4.1
Overview of the events leading up to the United States' involvement in World War II. Includes an excerpt from a film produced by the U.S. Government to convince Americans of the need to fight.
Format: article
Disease and catastrophe
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 5.3
Of all the kinds of life exchanged when the Old and New Worlds met, lowly germs had the greatest impact. Europeans and later Africans brought smallpox and a host of other diseases with them to America, where those diseases killed as much as 90 percent of the native population of two continents. Europeans came away lucky -- with only a few tropical diseases from Africa and, probably, syphilis from the New World. In America, disease destoyed civilizations.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Eastern bloc map
Eastern bloc map
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Europe after the Peace of Westphalia (1648)
Europe after the Peace of Westphalia (1648)
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Europe after the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
Europe after the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
Map of Europe showing national boundaries established by the Treaty of Versailles (1919).
Format: image/map
Europe in 1911
Europe in 1911
Map of Europe showing national boundaries prior to the outbreak of World War I.
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Europe: Politcal Map (2008)
Europe: Politcal Map (2008)
This political map shows all of the countries in Europe as of 2008.
Format: image/map
German aggressions, 1936–1939
German aggressions, 1936–1939
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German Drive Rolled Back by Allies (newsreel)
Newsreel gives updates in the Battle of the Bulge, January 1945.
Format: video/video
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)
Greatest extent of Axis victories in Europe, 1941
Greatest extent of Axis victories in Europe, 1941
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Iberia in 1492
Iberia in 1492
Map of the Iberian Peninsula, 1270–1492, showing the kingdoms of Portugal, Castile, Navarre, Granada, Aragon, and Majorca.
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The Italian Empire, 1939
The Italian Empire, 1939
Map shows Italian possessions in Europe and Africa on the eve of World War II: Sicily, Sardinia, Albania, the Dolodecanese Islands, Libya, and Italian East Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland).
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