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

Field trip opportunities in Duplin County

Buckner Hill Plantation
This plantation home is a good example of Greek Revival architecture. It features elaborate plaster moldings, high ceilings, and wide halls and the rooms are furnished with period furniture. Open by appointment only.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cowan Museum of History and Science
A trip through the Cowan Museum of History and Science is an entertaining and rich cultural experience for all ages.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Duplin County Veterans Memorial Museum
See military artifacts and memorabilia at this museum which honors the servicemen and women of Dulpin County.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Liberty Hall
This fully restored home built in the early 1850s shows what life was like in rural North Carolina over 150 years ago.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mike's Farm and Country Store
Take a trip to the farm! Experience life on a farm today and in times gone by at this family-owned farm.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Tarkil Branch Farm's Homestead Museum
Take a trip back in time to this working farm and museum. Comprised of 32 exhibits and over 850 items, students studying North Carolina history will see what it was like living on a farm in the nineteenth century.
Format: article/field trip opportunity

Learn more about Duplin County

Duplin County Courthouse in Kenansville, North Carolina
Duplin County Courthouse in Kenansville, North Carolina
This is the Duplin County Courthouse in Kenansville, North Carolina.
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Grove Church in Kenansville, North Carolina
Grove Church in Kenansville, North Carolina
This is the Grove Church in Kenansville, North Carolina. The Grove Church, a Presbyterian church, was the first church established by the Scotch-Irish who settled there in about 1736. Kenansville is the seat of Duplin County.
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Measuring the waters
This lesson plan uses an excerpt from an oral history about measuring flood waters during Hurricane Floyd to teach students about the many ways measurements can be taken. Students are given an opportunity to practice measuring with a variety of tools and evaluate their effectiveness.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
A New Deal mural in the former Wallace Post Office
A New Deal mural in the former Wallace Post Office
This is a New Deal mural in the former Wallace Post Office. It is called "Daydreams" and was painted in 1941 by G. Glenn Newell. The post office is now occupied by a company dealing in coins and jewelry.
Format: image/photograph
A postcard of the James Sprunt Institute in Kenansville, North Carolina
A postcard of the James Sprunt Institute in Kenansville, North Carolina
This is an old postcard of the James Sprunt Institute in Kenansville, North Carolina. James Sprunt Institute was a preparatory school for young women. It was started in 1897. The campus was renamed the Grove Institute in 1918 and was active only until the...
Format: image/letter
The problems of flood relief
In Recent North Carolina, page 5.11
Excerpt from an oral history interview with a Duplin County couple who weathered Hurricane Floyd.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The pumpkin patch at Mike's Farm in Duplin County, North Carolina
The pumpkin patch at Mike's Farm in Duplin County, North Carolina
This is the pumpkin patch at Mike's Farm in Duplin County, North Carolina.
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Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)
A sampling of muscadine jellies at the Duplin Winery
A sampling of muscadine jellies at the Duplin Winery
This is a sampling of muscadine jellies at the Duplin Winery.
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