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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:
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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Victoria Schaefer
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:
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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Karen Dawsey
Sherry Waters
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.

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Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
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Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Susan Dougherty
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
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
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Author:
Wendi Keith
Adding Support and Detail Without Getting Arrested!
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This lesson plan is designed to teach students the concept of using facts to support ideas and to interpret (elaborate on) those facts in order to create a synthesized paragraph.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Bonnie Mcmurray and Julie Joslin, via Learn NC
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
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Author:
Meghan Mcglinn
Alcohol and Other Drugs
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This lesson addresses the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs on a young person's body. It also covers the primary reasons why students try illicit drugs.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Tina Hartig
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
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
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Author:
Emily Leonard
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.

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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:
Lee Anne Kitzmiller
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
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