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2010 Census
In March, the 2010 Census will be mailed to every household in the United States in an effort to count every man, woman, and child. This selection of resources provides information on the 2010 Census, lessons and activities that use census data, and historical information on the federal census.
Format: bibliography/help
A child's day: Cambodia
In this lesson plan, students listen to audio recordings from Cambodia and discuss what life may be like for the children heard in the recordings. Students discuss topics including school, cross-cultural similarities, and child labor.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Social Studies)
By Kristin Post.
A child's day: Vietnam
In this lesson plan, students listen to audio recordings from Vietnam and discuss what life may be like for the children heard in the recordings. Students discuss topics including school, cross-cultural similarities, and child labor.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Social Studies)
By Kristin Post.
A letter home from the American Expeditionary Force
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 3.10
Letter from Robert Hanes, who was stationed in France during World War I, to his wife Mildred at home in North Carolina. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
A man and a woman weave baskets in a handicraft factory near Dalat
A man and a woman weave baskets in a handicraft factory near Dalat
A man and a woman weave baskets in a handicraft factory near Dalat. the man in the foreground is weaving a long thin fiber, probably rattan, around a wooden frame. The woman behind is weaving on a smaller rattan frame. The woman weaver is wearing a sleeveless...
Format: image/photograph
A plea for supplies
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 5.8
Letter from Lt. Col. S. H. Walkup to North Carolina Governor Zebulon Vance describing the pitiful situation of Confederate troops in the fall of 1862 and asking for supplies. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Abandoned woodworking plant in Waynesville, North Carolina
Abandoned woodworking plant in Waynesville, North Carolina
This is an abandoned woodworking plant in Waynesville, North Carolina. The building was recently destroyed.
Format: image/photograph
Advertising new products
In North Carolina in the New South, page 5.6
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 4.5
Advertisements from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries show new technologies, new tastes, and new ways of marketing goods to consumers.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Africans before captivity
In Colonial North Carolina, page 4.1
Most Africans who came to North America were from West Africa and West Central Africa. This article describes some of the cultures and history of those regions prior to the beginning of the slave trade.
Format: article
Alamance Cotton Mill
Alamance Cotton Mill
Alamance Cotton Mill, as it appeared in 1837 shortly after construction. The mill was built by Edwin M. Holt, a pioneer of the Southern textile industry.
Format: image/photograph
American Tobacco Company
American Tobacco Company
Located at the Southwest corner of W. Pettigrew and Blackwell Streets, this building was originally the main building of W.T. Blackwell and still has the Bull Durham ads on the front. In the foreground, notice the railroad yards, signal house, etc.
Format: image/photograph
Americans react to Pearl Harbor
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 4.5
Interviews recorded in early 1942 giving the reactions of ordinary Americans to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent declaration of war by the United States. Includes historical commentary.
Format: interview/primary source
Assessing the North Carolina Civil War effort
In this lesson plan, students read about the Civil War effort in North Carolina and complete a graphic organizer detailing how various groups within the state influenced the war effort.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Jamie Lathan.
Balinese woman weaves blue cloth on a mechanical loom
Balinese woman weaves blue cloth on a mechanical loom
A young Balinese woman in a yellow dress weaves dark blue cloth on a mechanical wooden loom. Unlike Java, which is most famous for wax-resist painted batik cloth, Bali is known for various kinds of tie-and-dye patterned weavings called ikat...
Format: image/photograph
Blue and red dyed threads hang outside to dry at a Balinese weaving factory
Blue and red dyed threads hang outside to dry at a Balinese weaving factory
Skeins of blue and red dyed threads hang outside on poles to dry at a Balinese weaving factory. Unlike Java, which is most famous for wax-resist painted batik cloth, Bali is known for various kinds of tie-and-dye patterned weavings called ikat...
Format: image/photograph
Blue Ridge Paper Mill Tours
The Blue Ridge Paper Mill is one of the oldest paper mills in the United States and has tours of the facility by appointment only.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Bonsack cigarette rolling machine
Bonsack cigarette rolling machine
Format: image/photograph
Bounce into rubber: Natural latex from Thailand
This lesson for grade nine investigates natural latex rubber sources from Thailand. Students complete research and experiments to determine which plants from Thailand are sources of latex, and explore images and audio recordings of rubber harvesting in Thailand.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 and 9 Science and Social Studies)
By Robin Bartoletti.
Burros in Nepal
Burros in Nepal
Burros carrying goods down pathways once used as routes for the salt trade that crossed the mountains into Tibet. Today, the people who live in these mountains use salt imported from India. Although salt is no longer transported along these routes, they are...
Format: image/photograph
Calling for sacrifice
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 7.1
In this "fireside chat" radio address, delivered in April 1942, President Roosevelt asked Americans to make sacrifices for the war effort. Includes historical commentary.
Format: speech/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.