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Field trip opportunities in Johnston County

Bentonville Battleground
The website for a historic landmark in North Carolina which contains information about the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive and maps reflecting troop movements.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Clemmons Educational State Forest
Take students to a ranger conducted program and learn about the plants and animals that can be found in this state educational forest.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Howell Woods Learning Center
A visit to the learning center teaches students about the importance of protecting the environment for the plants, animals, and us.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Johnston County Heritage Center
Learn about the history of Johnston County at this Heritage Center which houses interpretive exhibits and primary source documents.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Science Fun for Everyone
No need to go anywhere, Science Fun for Everyone will come to your classroom with hands-on, science-related experiments that make learning fun!
Format: article/field trip opportunity

Learn more about Johnston County

Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC
Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC
This is the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina. The museum houses an extensive collection of Gardner's clothes, props, and scripts, among other things, as well as collections related to other famous actors and actresses of the 1950s.
Format: image/photograph
The Battle of Bentonville
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.9
Memoir of a Confederate soldier describing the march to Bentonville and the battle there on March 19, 1865. He describes the desperate state of the Confederate army by the end of the war. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
A glossy pond at Clayton Community Park
A glossy pond at Clayton Community Park
This is still, smooth pond at Clayton Community Park in Clayton, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Graves at Bentonville Battleground in Four Oaks, NC
Graves at Bentonville Battleground in Four Oaks, NC
These are graves at Bentonville Battleground in Four Oaks, North Carolina.
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Henry Ford with 400 baby chicks
Henry Ford with 400 baby chicks
Henry Ford, a member of the Four Oaks 4-H Club, Four Oaks, Johnston County, North Carolina, Rt. 1, is shown doing his part to speed up the production of poultry. This black and white image shows him crouching down with his elbows on his knees in his tobacco...
Format: image/photograph
Mrs. Eugene Puckett of Clayton and family eating a meal
Mrs. Eugene Puckett of Clayton and family eating a meal
In this black and white photograph a family of five is seating around a small table in the kitchen eating a meal. Mr. and Mrs. Puckett sit across from each other. He has his hair slicked back and wears overalls. Although Mrs. Puckett sits with her back to...
Format: image/photograph
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)
A talking tree in Clemmons Educational State Forest
A talking tree in Clemmons Educational State Forest
This is a "talking tree" in Clemmons Educational State Forest in Johnston County, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Vibrant sunset over Clayton, NC
Vibrant sunset over Clayton, NC
A vibrant sunset glows over Clayton, North Carolina.
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