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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)
North Carolina in the New Nation
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the early national period (1790–1836). Topics include the development of state government and political parties, agriculture, the Great Revival, education, the gold rush, the growth of slavery, Cherokee Removal, and battles over internal improvements and reform.
Format: book (multiple pages)

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American Experience
Over 75 features that accompany the PBS series The American Experience, that document people and events that shaped United States history. Find video, audio, maps, images, and other resources that explore Presidents, Biographies, War and Politics,... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: PBS
Mrs. Newmark's Page of American History and Other Cool Stuff
This classroom web page provides some resources useful for social studies teachers and students in general. The courses covered include AP US history, advanced US history, Government, ELPS, and "America at War". Some suggestions: The quizzes... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Betsy Newmark
Nobel e-Museum
Searchable database for Nobel Award winners by award and year as well as interactive activities for students interested in achievements in the sciences, literature and economics. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: The Nobel Foundation
North Carolina Kids Page
This page is a place for kids to come to learn more about North Carolina and famous North Carolinians. In addition, the website offers children access to information about other states, homework help, games, a photo gallery and much more. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Office of the North Carolina Secretary of State