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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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...
Format: audio
4-H and Home Demonstration Work during World War II
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.3
During the years of World War II, North Carolina women were led by Home Demonstration and extension agents in programs to increase food production and preservation. 4-H clubs also aided the war effort, primarily through the "Food for Victory" program and the "Feed a Fighter" campaign.
Format: article
By Amy Manor.
4-H club girl and leader examining jars
4-H club girl and leader examining jars
This black and white photographs shows a 4-H club girl and her leader examining jars used for canning as part of a 4-H food preservation program. They are standing in a room in front of a fireplace. A hurricane lamp and clock can be seen on the mantle. The...
Format: image/article
4-H Honor Club conference, 1949
4-H Honor Club conference, 1949
This is a black and white photograph of the 4-H Honor Club who have been attending the 4-H Conference. The group of teenagers is standing on the steps in front of a of a large monument. The boys are wearing slacks, white long sleeved dress shirts, and dark...
Format: image/article
4-H women inspecting bread
4-H women inspecting bread
The background of this black and white photograph is of a brick building. In front of the building is a table covered with a cloth and loaves of many different kinds of bread. From behind the table, three 4-H club women inspect the bread as part of a 4-H food...
Format: image/photograph
Academy Award winning actress Jane Darwell (left) and Home Demonstration pioneer Jane McKimmon
Academy Award winning actress Jane Darwell (left) and Home Demonstration pioneer Jane McKimmon
In this black and white photograph, North Carolina's first Home Demonstration State Agent Jane S. McKimmon is posing with Jane Darwell while in New York for the radio dramatization of her life story, “When We're Green We Grow,” on NBC’s
Format: image/photograph
African American home demonstration
African American home demonstration
An African American home demonstration agent is pictured demonstrating child care skills to African American girls in this back and white photograph from the 1930s. The demonstration took place in front of a clapboard building. The students are seated and...
Format: image/photograph
Alice Caudle talks about mill work
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 7.5
WPA Federal Writers Project interview with a North Carolia woman about her life and work in textile mills in the early twentieth century. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Alice Paul
Alice Paul
Women's suffrage leader Alice Paul raises a glass in front of a banner.
Format: image/photograph
Antebellum North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Balinese woman in sarong walks past rice field
Balinese woman in sarong walks past rice field
A mature Balinese woman wearing a long batik sarong and a long-sleeved gold blouse walks past a green rice field. With her gaze to the ground, the straight-backed woman strides quickly along the path. Her hair is knotted in a traditional bun and she wears...
Format: image/photograph
Bloomerism
Bloomerism
Sketch from the British Punch magazine, 1851, shows women wearing bloomers. It is titled "Ladies of the Creation — Bloomerism," and the caption reads, "A probable incident if bloomerism isn't put down. Maid: 'If you please, Miss, the dressmaker...
Format: image/illustration
Bride walks through street in lacy pink wedding dress and high gloves at Mytho
Bride walks through street in lacy pink wedding dress and high gloves at Mytho
A young bride walks through the street in a European-style, lacy pink wedding dress at Mytho. A matching pink lace headdress trails from her hair, and long white lace gloves reach her upper arms. The bride lifts up the front flounces of her skirt as she walks...
Format: image/photograph
Broadside for Mecklenburg Female College, 1867
Broadside for Mecklenburg Female College, 1867
Format: image/poster
Burros carrying goods
Burros carrying goods
In the mountains of Nepal pack animals such as these burros are used to carry goods down the rocky trails. While animals are still the major means of transporting goods across the mountains of Nepal, air-based transportation and road networks have significantly...
Format: image/photograph
A car in front of a suburban home, 1915
A car in front of a suburban home, 1915
Photograph from a magazine article, 1915, shows a car parked in front of a suburban home. Caption reads "Suburban life is enhanced by the use of small cars which easily connect the home and country club."
Format: image/photograph
Carrie Chapman Catt
Carrie Chapman Catt
A black and white photograph of Carrie Chapman Catt.
Format: image/photograph
Carrie Chapman Catt
Carrie Chapman Catt
Portrait of Carrie Chapman Catt, two-time president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Format: image/photograph
Charlotte Hawkins Brown
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.9
Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883–1961) founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, a school for African Americans, and devoted her life to the improvement of the African American community's social standing.
Format: biography
Charlotte Hawkins Brown's rules for school
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.10
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 3.8
Rules for students from a book by Charlotte Hawkins Brown, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. Includes historical background.
Format: book/primary source