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


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Arts at the core: Making standards work
This online professional development course helps participants understand how to create lesson plans that include embedded standards in the Fine Arts curriculum.
Format: article/online course
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)
Intrigue of the Past
Lesson plans and essays for teachers and students explore North Carolina's past before European contact. Designed for grades four through eight, the web edition of this book covers fundamental concepts, processes, and issues of archaeology, and describes the peoples and cultures of the Paleoindian, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Using sound in the classroom
This article discusses the benefits of using sound in the classroom, and shares some activities to help you and your students get the most out of the experience.
Format: article/best practice
By Kristin Post.

Resources on the web

America Music Conference
Advocacy, research, and support for music education. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: AMC
EDSITEment - All Subject Categories
This site provides links to lesson plans in the subject areas of Art & Culture, Foreign Languages, History & Social Studies and Literature & Language Arts. Each broad category is broken into numerous subcategories pertaining to the general subject. For... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: National Edowment for the Humanities
Making Music Fun!
Looking for sheet music, information about composers, or music lesson plans? This site has it all. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Music Teachers National Association
"The mission of the Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers." (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Sound Learning
Provides audio of current news, information, and cultural programming from Minnesota Public Radio and helps students practice literacy skills through real-life reading materials. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Minnesota Public Radio
Write a Brilliant Pantomime With Billy & Wolfy
This compact site is written by a pantomime script author and gives a lighthearted description of how to write pantomimes, including the basic rules, choosing a story, creating characters and scenes, using music, and staging productions specifically for... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Nick Mellersh