This online textbook is designed for grade 8 and up and covers all of North Carolina history, from the arrival of the first people some 12,000 years ago to the present. There are eleven parts, organized chronologically, a collection of primary sources, readings, and multimedia that can be rearranged to meet the needs of the classroom. Special web-based tools aid reading and model historical inquiry, helping students build critical thinking and literacy skills.
Birthdays are a way to make a personal connection. This enhances focus and engagement that helps students make positive connections culturally to other lives. It uses Social Studies goals of learning about lifestyles, beliefs, ideas, and the influence that these have had on our world. The EXCEL document has a list of 12 months of birthdays of African Americans. This will give them access to any day of the year and a birthday to choose and look up to read about.
Containing more than 50 articles from the award-winning Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine and over 40 lesson plans, this multidisciplinary Educator Notebook will enrich your exploration of North Carolina and American history with diverse perspectives. This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free downloadable access to the complete PDF book.
Students become aware of the importance of the maritime history and culture of the North Carolina Outer Banks through the study of WWII, Piracy, Shipwrecks, and the Civil War.
This reesource is designed to assist students in understanding immigration and determining reasons for an individual to relocate to another country, how an indvidiual would prepare for the relocation, and what items would be important for that relocation.Students will begin by listing 10 ways they would prepare fhe relocation to another country,, focusing on what skills and habits they shoud learn prior to leaving. They will state the reason for each skill.They will then begin listing up to 20 items they would pack to take with them to their new life, stating reasons for each. The graded portion of the project will include a power-point summary activity of the list, and the list itself.
Discover the stories of the men, women, and children that were enslaved and lived at Vance Birthplace in the mountains of North Carolina from 1795-1865. This audio tour was completed in partnership with the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission.
Explore North Carolina's colonial history with these digital Primary Source Sets from the State Archives of North Carolina.
Students learn about the general history and culture of American Indians from a present-day perspective. This activity has students discovering the names and locations of the eight state-recognized tribes in North Carolina.
NCpedia is an online encyclopedia that covers a broad spectrum of topics and resources about North Carolina, including: historical time periods, subjects, and events; biographies; geography and environment; business and economy; historical places and monuments; natural resources and natural heritage; and many others. NCpedia also includes thousands of images. NCpedia's articles are all written by trusted contributors that include professional and independent historians, librarians and archivists, museum professionals and many subject specialists.
I bribed my family with brownies to participate in an educational game night! In this video, we play a farm-themed word association game called Expression Connections taken from the Food, Land, and People curriculum. Try it out with your own family or classroom, and discover how many connections exist between you and the food that you eat!
Correlations to NC Essential Standards: Depends on how the lesson is adapted, but there is a lot of flexibility in this activity to be adapted to many standards in Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
In this activity, students use a story map to follow the historic route of the Buncombe Turnpike and learn more about its economic and cultural impact on western North Carolina. Students will also see how the landscape has transformed in the nearly 200 years since the creation of the Turnpike.
During the last part of the eighteenth and the first part of the nineteenth centuries, there was a growing interest in social reform, or an organized movement to improve the quality of life for particular groups of people. The motivations behind these movements were both political and religious.