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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Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge
American soldiers in the 75th Division take cover in the deep snow of Belgium's Ardennes Mountain region during the Battle of the Bulge.
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Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace
This photograph of Catherine Palace was taken from its gardens and looks at the south side of the building which is painted light blue and white. A group of tourists stand at the entrance to the Palace. Graceful statues are located throughout the gardens.
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Jewish prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Jewish prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Jewish prisoners, used as slave labor during World War II, lie on four-tiered bunks with their food bowls in this photograph taken by Private H. Miller of the United States Army. The prisoners were found sick and starving when they were liberated from Buchenwald...
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Launch of the V-2 rocket
Launch of the V-2 rocket
On June 21, 1943, Germany launched its V-2 rocket in Peenemünde, Germany along the Baltic coast. This photograph was taken seconds after lift-off.
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The Liberation of paris
The Liberation of paris
On August 25, 1944, crowds of people line the Champs Elysees to watch the Allied soldiers ride into Paris through the Arc de Triomphe in tanks, half tracks and on and motorcycles. A large sign on the right side of the street reads, "Vive de Gaulle." On the...
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Memorial to bombing vicitims
Memorial to bombing vicitims
A simple monument, dedicated to the victims of the bombing of a shelter during World War II, stands in Hamburg, Germany. A stone figure crouches in a corner of two brick walls. A few of the bricks are missing to show that the "building" has been damaged. In...
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A remnant of the Warsaw Ghetto wall
A remnant of the Warsaw Ghetto wall
Ivy covers part of this remnant of the Warsaw Ghetto wall. The brick section, which is found behind some apartment houses today, displays a couple of plaques and a map of the Ghetto.
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Traditional weaving in Ecuador
Photographs and text illustrate traditional weaving in Ecuador, from carding and spinning wool to selling finished products at the market.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
The Yalta Conference
The Yalta Conference
Winston Churchill, President Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin met in Yalta to discuss the reorganization of post-war Europe in February, 1945. In this photograph, the three men are wearing heavy overcoats and are seated outside.Persian rugs are scattered...
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African Voices
An online exhibit of historical and modern materials from Africa, as well as selections from contemporary interviews, literature, proverbs, prayers, folk tales, songs, and oral epics that reflect the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution
The American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition
An online collection of photographs, field notes, anthropological objects, and many other multi-media resources that document and provide context to James Chapin and Herbert Lang's Congo expedition. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Museum of Natural History
American Red Cross: History
Find yourself in the Red Cross's online museum. This resource contains a large variety of information, historical images, student and teacher guides, and activities for learning about the Red Cross as it marches through history.Find a brief history of the... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: American Red Cross
Ancient Egypt
An interactive website that explores a variety of aspects of ancient Egyptian life from the typical mummification and pyramids to the less often addressed timekeeping in an Egyptian temple and ancient workshops. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: British Museum
Ancient India
An interactive website that examines Ancient India in six categories: The Buddha, Geography, Early Hinduism, Indus Valley, Time, and Writing. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: The British Museum
Ancient Scripts.com
Examines a wide variety of writing systems and their origins, phonetics, and historical linguists. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Lawrence K Lo
Ancient World Mapping Center
Free, downloable maps of the ancient world including ancient sites in and around the Aegean Sea, ancient Greece, ancient Italy, ancient Egypt, and Constantinople, as well as maps depicting the campaigns of such historical figures as Augustus, Caesar, Pompey,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons, and Human Rights
Photos, primary resources, and audio recordings accompany biographical text that explores the major periods of this Soviet physicist's life. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Institute of Physics
Archimedes
Includes quick facts about Archimedes as well as images and an assortment of information. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Drexel University
The Arctic Studies Center
Incorporating research and online exhibitions, this site explores and preserves the culture and history of Northern people using slide shows, images, audio, video, and engaging text. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The Art of Asia
Uses maps, video, and images to accentuate textual treatments about Asian art in China, Japan, and Tibet. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Minneapolis Institute of Arts