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1869: A Report on Schools in North Carolina
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In this lesson, students use a guided reading to look at a report on the status of education in North Carolina in 1869, and discuss the reasons given then for why the Governor and Legislature should support educating North Carolina's children. They are provided an opportunity to compare and contrast the 1869 document against their own ideas about the civic duty to attend school through age sixteen, and its relative value to the state and the country.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Victoria Schaefer
Date Added:
07/06/2004
The 2004 Presidential Election In Historical Context
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Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.

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Arts and Humanities
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
07/07/2004
ABC's By the Week
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This is an ongoing series of lessons to teach the 26 letters of the alphabet through functional skills that can be used on a daily/weekly basis building on and transferring to other educational task. These lessons incorporate coloring, marking, painting, cutting, pasting, creating, listening and following directions.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Karen Dawsey
Sherry Waters
Date Added:
02/21/2002
ACC Basketball
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The students will use ACC basketball statistics to practice the process of converting fractions to decimals then to percents and will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet. They will then use this spreadsheet to analyze their data. This unit is done during the basketball season which takes approximately 15 weeks from the middle of November to the middle of March. Teachers must have Clarisworks to open the sample spreadsheet in the lesson, but may recreate it in another spreadsheet program.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Susan Dougherty
Date Added:
07/14/2000
Action Chains
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This lesson plan teaches students to elaborate on an event in a narrative by expanding their sentences into action chains. The result is a more detailed picture of an event in a narrative.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Date Added:
07/12/2014
Adding Emotions to Your Story
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One way to make stories even better is to show emotions, and not just tell them. In this lesson, students will use actions, gestures, and facial expressions to act out emotions.

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Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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DPI Writing Strategies
Date Added:
02/04/2003
Adding Fractions With Unlike Denominators/The Numbers Tell Lcd
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Students will be able to find the Lowest Common Denominator by using prime factors. They will then add the fractions. This method was developed for students who have problems guessing and checking.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Wendi Keith
Date Added:
10/19/2002
The Adventures of Rama
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The Ramayana, the famous Hindu epic, is retold here in words and illustrations by "The Golden Eagles," Loretta Hopper's Grade 2 class from Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Date Added:
08/17/1971
The African American Experience in NC After Reconstruction
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The documents included in this lesson come from The North Carolina Experience collection of Documenting the American South and specifically focus on African Americans and race relations in the early 20th century. The lesson juxtaposes accounts that relate to both the positive improvements of black society and arguments against advancement. Combined, these primary sources and the accompanying lesson plan could be used as a Document Based Question (DBQ) in an advanced US history or African American history course.

Subject:
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Meghan Mcglinn
Date Added:
05/06/2004
African Animals in Habitats
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This is an inquiry-based animal study for early childhood students centered around a visit to the African Continent of the North Carolina Zoo.

Subject:
Biology
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Sue McCullah
Date Added:
07/11/2001
Algebra for the Real World
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Students will solve real world and mathematical problem situations using simple algebraic concepts including variables and open sentences.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Michael O'Neill
Date Added:
05/11/2000
Along the Trail of Tears
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A part of history is often forgot when teaching younger students. This is the relocation of the Cherokee Indians when the white settlers wanted their property. The US Government moved whole groups of Indians under harsh conditions. This trip became known as the Trail of Tears. Using this as a background students will explore and experiment with persuasive writing as they try to express the position of Cherokee leaders.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Glenda Bullard
Date Added:
09/08/2004
Alphabet Animals
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Students use their knowledge of the alphabet and letter sounds to create an alphabet PowerPoint presentation. Each slide will contain a letter of the alphabet, a sentence and the sound that corresponds to that letter.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Emily Leonard
Date Added:
11/16/2002
Alphabet Hunt
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Students will find images in our environment which contain letters of the alphabet (either man made or natural) and photograph them so that they appear as the focal point.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Lee Anne Kitzmiller
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Alphabet Recognition With the Alphabet Band and Express
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This activity will reinforce letter recognition along with letter order. Students will watch a video, listen to stories and play CD games on the computer to aid in recognition of alphabet letters, sounds and order.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Levrah Hall
Date Added:
11/09/2001
The Alphabet Tree
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After reading "The Alphabet Tree" by Leo Lionni to students, the students will retell the events on a flow map. Then using Kid Pix software, each child will choose an event, illustrate it, and write a caption for it. The students will then put their events in order in a Kid Pix Slide Show they can present to the class.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Jody Shaughnessy
Date Added:
03/28/2002
Alternative Discussion Formats
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Formal debates and question-and-answer discussions are great, but these alternative discussion formats will liven up your classroom and get students really thinking.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
10/04/2004
Alternative Discussion Formats: A Public Relations Campaign
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By creating a PR campaign for a historical or literary figure, students can practice a wide range of thinking skills.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Public Relations
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
10/04/2004
Alternative Discussion Formats: History and Literature on Trial
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Putting historical or literary figures on trial makes a lively and challenging alternative to a class debate.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
10/04/2004
Alternative Discussion Formats: Monuments and Memorials
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Creating monuments or memorials for historical and literary figures encourages students to think creatively and provides a lively structure for an in-class discussion.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
10/04/2004
Alternative Discussion Formats: Museum Exhibit Design
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Designing museum exhibits encourages students to think creatively and to use a wide range of thinking skills.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
10/04/2004
Alternative Discussion Formats: The Talk Show
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The talk show is a format with which students are already familiar, and it provides the structure for a great discussion.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Date Added:
10/04/2004
Alternatives to the Animal Report
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This "Rethinking Reports" series of articles offers alternative research-based assignments on folktales, animal adaptations, and biodiversity.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Melissa Thibault
Date Added:
03/09/2005
Am I A Square?
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Students should discover how their height is related to their arm span. They will learn how to do spatial and visual estimation, use measuring tools, recognize factional parts of an inch, gather data, and organize and create a graph based on their findings.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Priscilla Hege
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Amazing Liquid Conductor
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Students will mix a variety of liquid solutions together to see if they will light a light bulb in a electrical circuit. They will be able to identify liquid electrical conductors and nonconductors. Also they will be able to identify that liquid solutions that contain a noticeable amount of acid or salt are good conductors of electricity. Each group of students will make a closed circuit to test their solutions.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Martha Martin
Date Added:
06/25/1999
"The American Dream"
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In conjunction with a unit on Puritanism, students will define and illustrate their personal definition of "The American Dream" or their concept of the dream in general.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Becky Ackert
Deborah Belknap
Date Added:
06/17/2004
An American Hero: Harriet Tubman
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In this lesson, the school librarian and classroom teacher should work together to teach students about the life of Harriet Tubman in recognition of African-American History and Cultural Heritage Month.

Subject:
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Floanna Long
Date Added:
03/02/2002
Analyzing Author Style Using Sentence Combining
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This activity should be completed before reading the essay "Beach People, Mountain People" by Suzanne Britt. Students will combine three sets of kernel sentences based on the first paragraph of Britt's writing. They will then compare their sentences to Britt's. The class will discuss what sentence combining strategy or strategies they used and observe how Britt varies her sentences.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Vickie Smith
Date Added:
01/21/2003
Analyzing Significant Events in "Jim the Boy"
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This activity, to be completed after reading Tony Early's "Jim the Boy", helps students identify examples and details and then analyze them effectively. The class will brainstorm examples of life-changing events in Jim's life. The teacher will select one of the events, find the pages in the novel where it is discussed, and show the students how to annotate the text by marking details and commenting on them. Using a "T" chart, the class will then select three of the details to analyze.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Vickie Smith
Date Added:
01/21/2003
Analyzing Statistics S.S. Europe and Russia
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Students will gather statistical information on countries in Europe and Russia from almanacs. The information will be recorded in a chart. Students will then take the information and make line or bar graphs. Students will analyze the information by answering higher level thinking questions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
J. Brown
Date Added:
05/06/2000
Anatomy of the Heart
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A lesson plan for Grade 7 English Language Development and Science. Students develop their knowledge of the circulatory system by studying the structure and function of the heart and its vessels.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Daniel Isenberg
Sharon Mcdonald
Date Added:
06/16/2004
And Justice for All: the Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment
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Many textbooks mention the Trail of Tears, but fail to mention that this early displacement of an ethnic minority is only the one of many legally-sanctioned forced relocations. This lesson will address the displacement of American Indians through the Trail of Tears, the forced deportation of Mexican Americans during the Great Depression, and the internment of Japanese American citizens during WWII.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Law
General Law
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Patricia Camp
Date Added:
01/26/2006
Angry Words: What Goes Around Comes Around
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This is a simple, concrete lesson to illustrate the power of anger to travel from one person to another and to linger in the environment even after the immediate emotion is gone. Strategies for coping with angry feelings are shared.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Judy Lavore
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Animal Adaptation
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This lesson focuses on the adaptations, body structures, and behavior of animals. The students will explore animal growth and adaptations of animals. This lesson is designed to be taught during the reading of "Stone Fox".

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Jennifer Fessler
Karen Wright
Date Added:
07/15/2004
Animal Adjectives
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Students will describe animals as they review nouns and verbs associated with these animals. They will learn to use adjectives as they describe the animals. They will use this knowledge to write their stories about animals.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Anita Baldwin
Ann Loftis
Genevieve Kiser
Date Added:
11/15/2002
Animal Environments: Day 2
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Students will group animals using common characteristics. Students will develop an understanding of animal adaptations. This lesson is one in a series of lessons: Understanding Animal Adaptation: Day 1; Animal Environments: Day 2; Diamante Poetry Using Environments: Day 3. This is lesson two.

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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Author:
Cheri Cole
Date Added:
07/19/2001