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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2015 Women’s ACC Basketball Tournament School Day curriculum
Four collections of basketball-based units for grades K–8 teach all areas of the curriculum through the lens of the 2015 Women’s ACC Basketball Tournament.
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)
Designing your gym class
From classroom organization to warm-up procedures, one physical education teacher provides a blueprint for a structured physical education program.
By Bozena Mielczak and Kim Campbell.
Food for thought: Elementary lessons on nutrition and healthy living
Teaching children about the importance of a healthy diet and plenty of exercise creates a basis for a healthy lifestyle. These lesson plans for grades K-5 provide fun activities to get them started on this path.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
The importance of recess
How classroom elementary teachers can promote physical education.
By Timothy Meyler and Sarah Banks.
Mother Goose in use: Rhymes that teach
This collection of kindergarten lesson plans uses classic nursery rhymes to teach curriculum objectives in math, English language arts, science, and healthful living.
Format: (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 School Counselor Association
The professional organization for guidance, providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs and researching effective school counseling practices — meeting the needs of all professional school counselors grades K-12. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American School Counselor Association
Educational Technology Clearinghouse
A comprehensive resource for teachers interested in digital resources for curriculum areas, general education related resources, and reference materials. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Bureau of Instruction and Innovation, Florida Department of Education and the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida
North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Professional development offerings North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NCAAHPERD) is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization of Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance professionals... (Learn more)
Format: website
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
North Carolina Health Careers Access Program
The North Carolina Health Careers Access Program's (NC-HCAP) mission is to increase the number of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are trained, educated and employed in the health professions. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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
Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum
"Serving Up MyPlate is a new collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from... (Learn more)
Format: website