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Communication: The key to successful mentoring
Building support systems begins with asking for help — and giving it.
Format: article
By Diane Gore.
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)
The war on terror and the presidency of George W. Bush
In Recent North Carolina, page 1.6
A brief history of the United States in the first decade of the 21st century, largely focusing on the events of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath.
Format: book
Does my vote count? Understanding the Electoral College
In Election 2012, page 4.2
This tutorial for students explains how the electoral college works, the origins and development of the electoral college as some controversial elections, and how much any one vote actually "weighs" in an election. Readings and activities are included.
Format: tutorial
Does my vote count? Understanding the electoral college
In Election 2008, page 4.1
This tutorial for students explains how the electoral college works, the origins and development of the electoral college as some controversial elections, and how much any one vote actually "weighs" in an election. Readings and activities are included.
Format: tutorial
By David Walbert.
Making inferences about the 2000 presidential election
In this lesson, students will use a Mini Page about the 2000 presidential election to make inferences. This will require students to think about how past events influence political policies and laws. They will use these inferences to conduct research and write an essay.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Summer Pennell.
The 2004 presidential election in historical context
Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.
By Kathryn Walbert.
Mary Slocumb at Moore's Creek Bridge
In Revolutionary North Carolina, page 3.8
Story, perhaps fictional or embellished, of the heroism of Mary (Polly) Slocumb, who tended Patriot wounded after the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in 1776. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Jim Hunt
In Recent North Carolina, page 2.2
Biography of Jim Hunt, North Carolina's longest-serving governor (1977–1985 and 1993–2001).
Format: article/primary source
The United States in the 1990s
In Recent North Carolina, page 1.5
A brief history of the United States in the 1990s, including the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton's presidency, globalization, the congressional elections of 1994, the rise of the information economy, and post-Cold War foreign relations.
Format: book