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.

Narrow your search

Resources tagged with global education are also tagged with these keywords. Select one to narrow your search or to find interdisciplinary resources.

Resources on the web

Adventure Learning Foundation
Photographs and travel journals from Southern Africa, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Baja California, Alaska and Yukon. Interested teachers may register their class to track the travelers on their next trip. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: QuestConnect.org
Afghanistan Unveiled
This site provides information and lesson plans to accompany the film Afghanistan Unveiled, which focuses on the experiences of women. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Independent Television Service
Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent
A searchable collection of African sounds including greetings and songs as well as images of cities, buildings, artisans, and other cultural and natural subjects. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries
The American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition
An online collection of photographs, field notes, anthropological objects, and many other multi-media resources that document and provide context to James Chapin and Herbert Lang's Congo expedition. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Museum of Natural History
Amnesty International
Uses news feature articles and video footage to raise awareness about human rights violations throughout the world and to encourage action against these contraventions. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Amnesty International
Ancient Egypt: Science and Technology
Interactive website about the science and technology of ancient Egypt. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Museum of Science, Boston
The Ancient Greek World
A virtual exhibit of artifacts from ancient Greece that depict the daily lives of the people from this civilization from the different types of coins they used for purchases to the grave-markers placed in their cemeteries. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Ancient India
An interactive website that examines Ancient India in six categories: The Buddha, Geography, Early Hinduism, Indus Valley, Time, and Writing. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: The British Museum
Ancient Scripts.com
Examines a wide variety of writing systems and their origins, phonetics, and historical linguists. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Lawrence K Lo
Ancient World Mapping Center
Free, downloable maps of the ancient world including ancient sites in and around the Aegean Sea, ancient Greece, ancient Italy, ancient Egypt, and Constantinople, as well as maps depicting the campaigns of such historical figures as Augustus, Caesar, Pompey,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anne Frank Guide
Comprehensive guide focused on Anne Frank, her family, and the Holocaust. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Anne Frank House
Art and Life in Africa Project
Provides information and images related to art and life throughout Africa. The site includes maps of Africa navigating even the most novice user to information regarding specific countries and peoples, complete with demographics and settlement histories. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: The School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa
The Art of Asia
Uses maps, video, and images to accentuate textual treatments about Asian art in China, Japan, and Tibet. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
artNC
Images and background information on works of art, classroom activity ideas and lesson plans, and program listings. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: North Carolina Museum of Art
Asia for Educators
Features classroom materials and teaching guides on Asia for use by educators and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Columbia University
AsiaSource
Asia and its cultures, geography, political systems, arts, history, and business and economy. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Asia Society
AskAsia: A K-12 resource of the Asia Society
Provides students and teachers with learning and teaching resources about Asia including activities, images, timelines, and more. Topics incorporate features such as art, religion, and stereotypes in an effort to help students and teachers develop a mutual... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: AskAsia
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
A collection of images and descriptions from a variety of collections focusing on the slave trade and slavery in the Americas. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia Library
Atlapedia Online
Provides factual information as well as physical and political maps for countries around the world. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Latimer Clarke
¡del Corazón! Latino Voices in American Art
Find primary source materials featuring Latin American artists and their works at the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Smithsonian American Art Museum