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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“ReOrienting the Veil" — A new online resource for teaching Islam
The ReOrienting the Veil website provides resources for teaching students about Muslim veiling practices in art, religion, and around the world.
Format: article/best practice
By Regina Higgins.
Bridging language barriers
In Bridging Spanish language barriers in Southern schools, page 1.3
How schools can ease the transition for Latino immigrant students.
Format: article
By Regina Cortina.
Bridging Spanish language barriers in Southern schools
These articles provide background on Latino immigrants in North Carolina, administrative challenges in binational education, and strategies through which teachers can build on what Latino students bring to their classrooms to create a learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Going to the Namche market
Going to the Namche market
Porters, women, and children carry heavy loads of goods on their backs to the market in Namche, Nepal. Yaks can also be seen transporting goods. Their path is steep and rocky and can only be traveled on foot.
Format: image
The importance of Deaf culture
Deaf students benefit in many ways from being educated in inclusive settings, but it is also crucial for them to have opportunities to interact socially with other deaf people. In this video, experts explain why social interaction is so important and share...
Format: video/video
Intrigue of the Past
Lesson plans and essays for teachers and students explore North Carolina's past before European contact. Designed for grades four through eight, the web edition of this book covers fundamental concepts, processes, and issues of archaeology, and describes the peoples and cultures of the Paleoindian, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods.
Format: book (multiple pages)

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Action for Children North Carolina
Action for Children North Carolina is an organization that influences public policy in favor of all children and youth below the age of eighteen residing in North Carolina. On this website you can locate data including indicators of well-being, child... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Advocacy materials for teaching and learning foreign languages. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
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Format: website
Provided by: California State University San Marcos - Kellogg Library
EDSITEment - All Subject Categories
This site provides links to lesson plans in the subject areas of Art & Culture, Foreign Languages, History & Social Studies and Literature & Language Arts. Each broad category is broken into numerous subcategories pertaining to the general subject. For... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: National Edowment for the Humanities
ePals Classroom Exchange
Offers safe, innovative ways for students to make contact with students of other cultures through school-safe email. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
National Rural Education Association
An organization dedicated to maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Oklahoma
North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies
An interinstitutional research center which provides community outreach to K-12 schools in the area of South Asian studies. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Duke University
North Carolina Japan Center
A statewide resource which promotes "mutual understanding and closer relations between the people of North Carolina and Japan in academic, business, cultural, educational, scientific, and technical matters, to the benefit of our state and its people." (Learn more)
Format: website/general
North Carolina Teaching Asia Network/National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
Provides seminars for educators who teach about Asia to learn more about the continent, its people, and culture. Their outreach program brings experts in the field to speak to students at North Carolina schools. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Oyate is the Dakota word for people. This resource is produced by a Native organization working to see that their lives and histories are portrayed honestly, and so that all people will know their stories belong to them. By following the suggestions... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Oyate