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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A manor house in Knole, Kent, England, built around 1457.
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This illustration appeared in Harper's Weekly after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. The caption reads, "The effects of the proclamation -- Freed negroes coming into our lines at Newbern, North Carolina."
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The National City Lines bus, No. 2857, on which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested, is now a museum exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.
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Effects of Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd in North Carolina
 Effects of Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd in North Carolina
The two images in the top row of this SeaWiFS timeline show North Carolina's estuaries before either of the two hurricanes came through. The three images in the bottom row show the estuaries after the hurricanes. The two smaller images at the upper left give...
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Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
 Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
A thatched roof house is located along a canal used for irrigating wet-rice fields in the highlands near Mai Chau. Such small houses built of local plant materials may be used by Southeast Asian highland families on a permanent basis, especially if they are...
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Hanoi market women talking
There was an outdoor market across from my hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. Though it was not large, it was possible to find anything from combs to shoes to fresh meat and vegetables. Merchants line up in long rows, selling their merchandise from a blanket on the...
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Hurricane Floyd effects on coastal ecology
 Hurricane Floyd effects on coastal ecology
This satellite image, from Landsat 7, shows the sediment washed into the ocean from Hurricane Floyd's rains. A NASA oceanographer, using spaceborne technologies to study the effects of Hurricane...
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Sketch showing route of the Burnside expedition [to Roanoke Island, N.C., February 6, 1862]
 Sketch showing route of the Burnside expedition [to Roanoke Island, N.C., February 6, 1862]
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Tuff Canyon near the Castelon area of Big Bend National Park
 Tuff Canyon  near the Castelon area of Big Bend National Park
This photograph shows the Tuff Canyon Cliff near the Castalon area. Tuff is “a rock composed of consolidated or cemented volcanic ash.” These gray cliffs show a great deal of erosion from Blue Creek as it cut through the rock. Strewn at the base...
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The “knees” of Cypress
The “knees” of Cypress
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The “Old Fire”
The “Old Fire”
Smoke billows from the “Old Fire,” a wildfire that raged in the San Bernardino Mountains of California in the fall of 2003. In this view from a distant peak, gray-white smoke rises in great clouds from green mountains, partly obscuring a sky with...
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10-year-old daughter of Mitch McGahan who is dying of undernourishment
10-year-old daughter of Mitch McGahan who is dying of undernourishment
In this black and white photograph, a woman and a little girl stand holding hands in front of a line of laundry. They seem to be standing inside of a livestock pen: the ground is muddy and there is a crudely-built fence that is just in front of the laundry...
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1552 English school seal
1552 English school seal
A 1552 school seal from Louth Grammar School in England bears the motto "Spare the rod and spoil the child."
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1640 map of southern Virginia and eastern Florida
1640 map of southern Virginia and eastern Florida
The title of this 1640 map, Virginiæ partis australis, et Floridæ partis orientalis, translates to "Virginia parts south and Florida parts east." At the time, Virginia included all the British land along the east coast, so the map covers the...
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1676 map of Carolina
1676 map of Carolina
1676 map of Carolina drawn by British cartographer John Speed. This is one of the earliest published maps of the colony, and it reflects the colonists' limited understanding of the territory, as well as some amount of wishful thinking. The map appears to be...
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1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians
1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians
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1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians: Article XVI
1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians: Article XVI
Article XVI of the 1677 treaty between Virginia and the Indians.
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1696 map of Carolina
1696 map of Carolina
This French map of Carolina from 1696 shows major inlets and rivers. An inset of the Cooper and Ashley Rivers in what is now South Carolina shows the names and locations of settlers in the area.
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16th century timber-framed house
16th century timber-framed house
A 16th-century timber-framed house, at the top of Church Lane in Ely, England. Typical middle-class Elizabethan houses were framed with vertical timbers, which were often supported by diagonal timbers. The timbered walls were plastered with mortar and then...
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17 year old boy
17 year old boy
A young boy poses for the camera. The boy has voluminous black hair and large, dark eyes. His skin is a medium tone, and he has dimples in his cheeks from his closed mouth smile. He has a fairly large nose that points downward, and his face is turned slightly...
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