Home page: http://www.ncecho.org/
North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, is the World Wide Web’s doorway to the special collections of North Carolina’s libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions. It is an evolving statewide, collaborative portal to special collections and digitization projects. Funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant and managed by the State Library of North Carolina, this innovative project was one of the first in the nation to build a statewide framework for digitization and addresses a full-range of digitization needs of the state’s cultural collecting agencies (libraries, archives, and museums).
As the K–12 partner for NC ECHO, LEARN NC has developed and hosted teacher workshops featuring partner institutions, and facilitated the development of standards-aligned instructional resources that integrate primary sources and elements of digital history.
Resources provided by NC ECHO
- Grooming in 1930s North Carolina
- Using primary source materials, this lesson plan provides a glimpse into the lives of girls and women from the 1930s and will give students the opportunity to study what was considered attractive for the time, how the Depression affected grooming practices, and the universal concept of healthful living.
- Format: article
- By Pauline S. Johnson.
- Live-at-Home in North Carolina
- In this lesson students will examine pictures and documents relating to the Live at Home program started in North Carolina by Governor O. Max Gardner to help North Carolina farmers refocus on food crops rather than cash crops during the Depression. These photographs, from the Green 'N' Growing collection at the North Carolina State University, will help students draw conclusions about the culture of North Carolina in the early 1930s and understand how they overcame the hardships of the Depression.
- Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
- By Loretta Wilson.