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Birth of a Colony
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Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. The accompanying teacher guides provide lesson activity ideas, vocabulary, and additional reading resources to compliment each act's theme. The 5 act themes are: First on the Land, The Road to Zacatecas, The Roanoke Voyages, A New Voyage to North Carolina, and , The Tuscarora War.

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Social Studies
American History
Turning Points in American History
World History
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Horizon Productions
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
PBS North Carolina
Date Added:
11/10/2021
Birth of a Colony: Act III (The Roanoke Voyages, 1584?1590)
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Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. Act III of Birth of a Colony presents the story of England?s attempts to settle in the New World. Queen Elizabeth enlisted Sir Walter Raleigh to launch an expedition ?to inhabit and possess? any lands not already claimed by Spain or France. This was part of the global power struggle between Catholic Spain and Protestant England. Queen Elizabeth believed that if England could get a foothold in America, it would be possible to cut off the flow of gold, silver, and sugar that fueled Spain?s domination and threatened England?s security. This teacher's guide contains 2 SS lessons plans: The England of the Roanoke Colonies; The Art of John White. Additional suggested resources are also included. There are optional visual arts extension activities as well. The Birth of a Colony video can be accessed at the following link: http://video.unctv.org/video/2149619983/

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http://www.ncdcr.gov/
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North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Birth of a Colony: Act II (The Road to Zacatecas)
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Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. Act II of Birth of a Colony focuses on the Spanish exploration and exploitation of the New World and the attempt to find a new route to Zacatecas. Vast wealth from silver enabled Spain to finance more exploration and expand its empire. In an effort to defend Spanish trade and protect Spain?s investment in the mines, King Philip II launched an attempt to establish a colony in North America. This teacher's guide contains 2 SS lessons plans: Finding a Lost Spanish Fort; Mapping Juan Pardo. Additional suggested resources are also included. The Birth of a Colony video can be accessed at the following link: http://video.unctv.org/video/2149619983/ The referenced article can be accessed at the following link: http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/collateral/articles/F07.lost.spanish.fort.pdf

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http://www.ncdcr.gov/
Author:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Birth of a Colony: Act IV (A New Voyage to Carolina, 1650?1710)
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Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. Act IV of Birth of a Colony is divided into three parts. The first part explores the development of permanent English settlements in North Carolina. The second part of this segment focuses on the establishment of a proprietary colony in Carolina. The The third part of this segment focuses on the journey of John Lawson from Charleston, through the interior sections of the Piedmont, to the Pamlico Sound. This teacher's guide includes 2 SS lessons: John Lawson, Surveyor; Teaching the Carolina Charter. Additional suggested resources and optional extension activities are also included. The Birth of a Colony video can be accessed at the following link: http://video.unctv.org/video/2149619983/

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http://www.ncdcr.gov/
Author:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Birth of a Colony: Act V (The Tuscarora War, 1711?1713)
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Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. The final segment of Birth of a Colony discusses the Tuscarora War, the Barnwell Expedition, and the Moore Expedition. ELA extension activities included: writing letters, diary entries, oral histories. The Birth of a Colony video can be accessed at the following link: http://video.unctv.org/video/2149619983/

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http://www.ncdcr.gov/
Author:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Date Added:
02/26/2019
NC Culture Kids - Are Mermaids Real?
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In this short video, students will learn about maritime lore and the connection between mermaids and marine mammals.

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Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Presentation
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
Date Added:
11/03/2022
NC Culture Kids - How Are Seashells Made?
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In this short video, students learn about seashells and the creatures that use them on the coast of North Carolina.

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Science
Social Studies
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NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
Date Added:
11/03/2022