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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CareerStart lessons: Grade eight
This collection of lessons aligns the eighth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade seven
This collection of lessons aligns the seventh grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
Celebrating the freedom to read
Banned Books Week teaches the importance of our First Amendment rights and draws attention to the danger of restricting information in a free society.
Format: article
By Melissa Thibault.
Does my vote count? Teaching the Electoral College
In Election 2012, page 4.1
Students will learn about the electoral process and its history through reading, research, and discussion. They will then convene a constitutional convention to debate altering this process.
Format: lesson plan
Hamilton and Burr: Compare and contrast
In Where English and history meet: A collaboration guide, page 2
This lesson plan compares Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, and Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson’s Vice President. The lesson plan uses the duel between the two (at which Hamilton was fatally wounded) as an opportunity to contrast two early political leaders that have stark similarities as well as definite differences.
Format: article
By Karen Cobb Carroll, Ph.D., NBCT.
U.S. House of Representatives
There are 13 congressional districts in North Carolina. A map of North Carolina's congressional districts is available from...
Where English and history meet: A collaboration guide
Strategically plan a collaborative unit and learn how to overcome those everyday obstacles that prevent success. This guide is accompanied by four lesson plans to help you put collaboration into practice.
Format: series (multiple pages)

Resources on the web

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
The Center for Civic Education
This project seeks to foster "enlightened and responsible citizenry" and meets this challenge by offering programs, publications, and professional development. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Congresearch
Tutorials for finding Congressional materials, including bills, hearings and debates, are provided at this site. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: UC Berkeley
Karl Rove: The Architect
This site is a joint creation of FRONTLINE and The Washington Post, and it details the life and influence of Karl Rove. The site was created to partner with the televised program Karl Rove: The Architect, which can be viewed in full... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: PBS
No Child Left Behind
NCLB features these education reform principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: US Department of Education
No Child Left Behind - N.C. Department of Public Instruction
The No Child Left Behind act and its implementation in the State of North Carolina Public Schools. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC DPI
No Child Left Behind Glossary
A glossary of terms and words used in North Carolina's implementation of the NCLB Act for administrators, parents and teachers. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The official site offers links to curriulum, policy, consultants, services and news from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC DPI
Office of Children's Health Protection
Protecting children from environmental risks is the focus of this site from the EPA. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Provides programs to assist and validate the education of children with special needs and provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: U.S. Department of Education