K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

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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Around the world, a multicultural unit
The students will listen to stories from different cultures. They will participate in directed discussion, followed by a related art activity.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts, Guidance, Healthful Living, and Social Studies)
By Judy Cliver.

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
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
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
¡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
Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences of War
The film Beyond the Fire introduces the real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven war zones. These stories tell of loss, hope, fear, strength and despair—and most of all, resilience. At this... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Independent Television Service
Carnegie Council
A clean, easy to navigate site that acts as the “Voice for Ethics in International Policy”. This site offers articles, podcasts, events and programs. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Celebrations of Light
Use winter celebrations to help students learn about cultural differences and similarities in the community and the world. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Annenberg Media
Cool Planet for Teachers
This site from OxFam helps teachers bring global issues into the classroom. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: OxFam
This program helps students to understand and appreciate other cultures of the world. It provides the resources that will make the culminating web project a success. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Center for School Development of the School of Education, The City College of the City University of New York.
Facing the Future: People and the Planet
Committed to providing educational resources for the promotion of the understanding necessary for sustainable resources and living. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Facing the Future
Foreign Policy Association (FPA) Great Decisions Educators Corner
This free resource provides professional development, global educational resources, a teacher's forum, workshops, global conferences, grants and much more. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Foreign Policy Association
Future State: U.S. Department of State for Youth
This resource is designed to provide teachers and parents with educational resources for the inclusion of current events and world news in the classroom. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Department of State
Provides students with information and interdisciplinary learning opportunities on globalization without ideological biases. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
International food court
In this Xpeditions lesson plan, students learn about the characteristics of the world's regions by investigating the types of food that are common in those regions. They'll also conduct research to find out about the climate, landscape, and cultures of... (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Social Studies)
Provided by: National Geographic
InternationalEd Community
Resources available on this site help improve K-12 teaching and learning about the geography, history, economics, culture and languages of other world regions. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Asia Society
Multicultural Education - Diversity Equity Reform
This website is dedicated to exploring the issues surrounding the multicultural classroom. Awareness activities, training, news, and many other resources are available from this site. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
My Hero
This web site, in English and Spanish, features information about "heroes" around the world. Some of the people are famous and some are everyday people striving to make a difference in other peoples lives and working for important causes around the world.... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: My Hero