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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The 2004 presidential election in historical context
Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.
By Kathryn Walbert.
Canning for country and community
In this lesson plan, students will use primary source documents to evaluate the technological challenges of food preservation in the 30s and 40s, compare food preservation in the first half of the twentieth century with today, and consider the political role of food in the community.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Melissa Thibault.
Debating a Constitutional Amendment
In Election 2012, page 4.4
Guidelines for a debate on amending the constitution to change the electoral process.
Format: activity
Does my vote count? Understanding the Electoral College
In Election 2012, page 4.2
This tutorial for students explains how the electoral college works, the origins and development of the electoral college as some controversial elections, and how much any one vote actually "weighs" in an election. Readings and activities are included.
Format: tutorial
Does my vote count? Understanding the electoral college
In Election 2008, page 4.1
This tutorial for students explains how the electoral college works, the origins and development of the electoral college as some controversial elections, and how much any one vote actually "weighs" in an election. Readings and activities are included.
Format: tutorial
By David Walbert.
Election 2008
Educational resources to help students and teachers understand the 2008 elections.
Format: (multiple pages)
Election 2012
Educational resources to help students and teachers understand the 2012 elections.
Format: (multiple pages)
The election process
In Election 2008, page 3.3
Resources that examine the various aspects of the American election process from contemporary and historical perspectives.
Format: bibliography
Evaluating your state's interests
In Election 2012, page 4.5
Use the following resources to gather background information on your state: U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts FairData's...
Format: bibliography
LEARN NC lesson plans
In Election 2012, page 3.2
Elementary Math in the White House This plan uses an online tour of the White House to reinforce the concept of tallying. (Grades K-1)
Format: bibliography
Lesson plans and activities on the web
In Election 2012, page 3.1
A collection of resources and activities for students and teachers that focus on the 2012 election as well as the election process.
Format: bibliography
Lesson plans on the web
In Election 2008, page 3.1
A collection of resources and activities for students and teachers that focus on the 2008 election as well as the election process.
Format: bibliography
North Carolina governor
In Election 2008, page 2.5
General Office of the Governor Candidates Bev Perdue (D) -- lieutenant governor campaign website...
North Carolina governor
In Election 2012, page 2.5
General Bev Perdue (D) -- governor Bev Perdue is currently serving as the 73rd governor of North Carolina. When she assumed her office in January 2009, Perdue became the first female governor of her state. Though...
Format: bibliography
North Carolina news
In Election 2008, page 2.1
News & Observer: Election 2008 (Raleigh) The Raleigh News & Observer's online election section covers state, local, and national election campaigns. The News...
North Carolina news
In Election 2012, page 2.1
News & Observer: Election 2012 (Raleigh) The Raleigh News & Observer's online election section covers state, local, and national election campaigns....
Format: bibliography
Report guidelines
In Election 2012, page 4.3
Each member of your state's delegation has a different job, and each has a different report to write. Here are the guidelines for each type of report. Demographer The demographer will compile the background information on the state from...
Format: activity
State Senate
In Election 2008, page 2.7
North Carolina Senatorial districts There are 50 Senatorial districts in North Carolina. You can find out which district you're in and who currently represents you at the North Carolina General Assembly website's representation...
State Senate
In Election 2012, page 2.7
North Carolina Senatorial districts There are 50 Senatorial districts in North Carolina. You can find out which district you're in and who currently represents you at the North Carolina General Assembly website's representation...
Format: bibliography
Teaching resources: The election process
In Election 2012, page 3.3
Resources that examine the various aspects of the American election process from contemporary and historical perspectives.
Format: bibliography