K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

Field trip opportunities in Caswell County

The Conservators' Center
Visit this wildlife facility for an up-close experience with animals representing 19 different species including lions, tigers, wolves, ring-tailed lemurs, and bobcats.
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The Richmond-Miles Museum
A visit to the the Richmond-Miles Museum shows students what life was like in Caswell County beginning with the Revolutionary War to the present through displays and artifacts.
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Learn more about Caswell County

Antebellum North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
Format: book (multiple pages)
A barn in Caswell County, NC
A barn in Caswell County, NC
This is a barn in Caswell County, North Carolina. This barn, like several others in the area, was chinked and insulated with red clay.
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Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville, NC
Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville, NC
This is the Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville, North Carolina. Yanceyville became the seat of Caswell County after the eastern half of the county became Person County in 1792.
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Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
This is Hyco Lake in Caswell County, North Carolina.
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Indian Cabinetmakers in Piedmont North Carolina
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.5
Thomas Day, a well-known African American cabinetmaker in North Carolina, worked and socialized with members of the American Indian community, who often faced the same types of racial discrimination as free blacks. Historical evidence suggests that Uriah and Nathan Jeffreys, cabinetmakers of American Indian origins, were Day’s close friends and may have worked with him at one time.
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By Patricia Phillips Marshall.
The murder of "Chicken" Stephens
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 10.6
Contemporary newspaper account of the murder of State Senator John. W. "Chicken" Stephens of Caswell County, by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1860–1876). Topics include debates over secession, battles and strategies, the war in North Carolina, the soldier's experience, the home front, freedom and civil rights for former slaves, Reconstruction, and the "redemption" of the state by conservatives.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Old Caswell County Jail in Yanceyville, NC
Old Caswell County Jail in Yanceyville, NC
This is the old Caswell County Jail in Yanceyville, North Carolina.
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Teaching about North Carolina American Indians
This web edition is drawn from a teachers institute curriculum enrichment project on North Carolina American Indian Studies conducted by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Resources include best practices for teaching about American Indians, suggestions for curriculum integration, webliographies, and lesson plans about North Carolina American Indians.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Thomas Day
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.4
Biography of Thomas Day, a free African American in antebellum Caswell County who was North Carolina's most famous furniture craftsman and cabinetmaker.
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A water skier enjoying Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
A water skier enjoying Hyco Lake in Caswell County, NC
A water skier does a half flip in the water at Hyco Lake in Caswell County, North Carolina.
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The Yancey House in Yanceyville, NC
The Yancey House in Yanceyville, NC
This is the Yancey House in Yanceyville, North Carolina. It was built around 1810 by Bartlett Yancey, a local and state politician. Today, it houses the Yancey House Restaurant.
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