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 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)
"Casey at the Bat" comprehension quiz
Comprehension quiz accompanying The Walking Classroom "Casey at the Bat" lesson.
Format: document/worksheet
The George Moses Horton Project: Celebrating a triumph of literacy
The only American poet to publish books of poems while living in slavery, George Moses Horton is an inspiration for the power of literacy in our lives.
By Marjorie Hudson.
Holding a poetry slam
Introducing students to “the competitive art of performance poetry” builds enthusiasm for literature among even reluctant readers. This article explains how a high school in Cleveland County, North Carolina, held its first poetry slam.
Format: article
By Nancy Blalock.
Real-world approaches to reading
Techniques for providing children with the literacy-rich environment that is crucial to both reading and writing success.
By Alta Allen.

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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
A web site devoted to bringing kids and books together that offers reading lists, thematic ideas, and calendar-related events to celebrate literacy and learning. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: KidBibs International
NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes: School Teachers
This site provides information on awards to full-time teachers and home-schooling parents to attend institutes and seminars on a variety historical and literary topics. Award amounts vary depending on the length of the program. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
This site includes a number of resources to use with children's and young adult literature, for both classroom teachers and librarians. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Random House Inc
Web English Teacher
Find the best K-12 English Language Arts teaching resources on the internet with this online directory. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
WINC Writers and Illustrators of North Carolina
Learn more about children's books published by North Carolinians when the authors and illustrators come and visit your classroom, media center, or conference. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Young Adult Library Services Association
Resources and professional opportunities for library media educators working with young adults. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Library Association