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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

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An authentick relation of the Battle of Alamance
In Revolutionary North Carolina, page 1.11
Contemporary newspaper account of the Battle of Alamance, fought between Regulators and militia led by Governor William Tryon on May 16, 1771. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
The Battle of Bentonville
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.9
Memoir of a Confederate soldier describing the march to Bentonville and the battle there on March 19, 1865. He describes the desperate state of the Confederate army by the end of the war. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The Battle of Gettysburg
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 4.8
The diary of Confederate soldier Louis Leon in the first days of July 1863, describing his experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg. Includes historical commentary.
Format: diary/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert and L. Maren Wood.
The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge
In Revolutionary North Carolina, page 3.7
In February 1776, Patriot militia companies fought an army of Loyalists, mainly Scottish Highlanders, at Moore's Creek Bridge near Wilmington, North Carolina. The Patriot victory convinced colonial leaders to push for independence.
Format: article
The Battle of New Bern
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 3.5
The Battle of New Bern on March 14, 1862, won by Union General Burnside's forces, was the second of three major engagements on the North Carolina coast in the second year of the Civil War.
Format: article
The battle of Roanoke Island
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 3.3
Dispatch from Roanoke Island to northern newspapers after the Union victory in February 1862. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
The burning of Elizabeth City
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 3.4
Excerpt from Richard Creecy's memoir describing the fall of Elizabeth City to Union troops in February 1862 and its partial burning by residents. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
The Burnside Expedition
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 3.1
Union General Ambrose Burnside led an assault on Roanoke Island in February 1862. Burnside's forces would take and hold much of the coast of North Carolina for the remainder of the war.
Format: article
The destruction of the CSS Albemarle
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.3
Report of Lieutenant William Barker Cushing, U.S. Navy, on the destruction of the ironclad CSS Albemarle during the Civil War. Includes historical commentary and background on ironclad ships, including a podcast.
Format: letter/primary source
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)
Iwo Jima
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 5.10
A contemporary radio broadcast and maps help tell the story of this epic battle between American and Japanese forces in the Pacific in 1945.
Format: exhibit
Midway
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 5.5
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.6
In the Battle of Midway, fought near Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean in June 1942, the U.S. Navy stopped the Japanese advance across the Pacific. Includes John Ford's documentary featuring live footage of the battle.
Format: article
North Carolina as a Civil War battlefield, May 1862–November 1864
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 4.1
Summary of military operations in North Carolina during the middle three years of the war, including the Confederate raid on Goldsboro, Potter's Raid, the Battle of Plymouth, and the sinking of the CSS Albemarle.
Format: article
North Carolina as a Civil War battlefield, November 1864–May 1865
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.2
Article describes major events and battles in North Carolina during the last year of the Civil War, including Sherman's Carolinas Campaign.
Format: article
North Carolina as a Civil War battlefield: May 1861-April 1862
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 2.4
Summary of military operations in North Carolina in the first year of the Civil War, including Burnside's Expedition against the coast.
Format: article
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)
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)
Revolutionary North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the era of the American Revolution. Topics include the Regulators, the resistance to Great Britain, the War for Indpendence, and the creation of new governments.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Rose O'Neal Greenhow describes the Battle of Manassas
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 2.6
Excerpt from the memoir of the Confederate spy in which she describes the First Battle of Manassas in June 1861 and her role in getting intelligence to Confederate generals. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Sherman's march through North Carolina
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.7
After capturing Atlanta in September 1864, Union General William Sherman led his troops on a "March to the Sea" across Georgia, destroying crops, livestock, supplies, and civilian infrastructure that might possibly support the Confederate war effort. He then turned north into the Carolinas, entering North Carolina in March 1865. This "Carolinas Campaign" ended with the surrender of Confederate General Joseph Johnston to Sherman at Bennett Place on April 26.
Format: article