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Lords Proprietors graphic organizer
Completing this graphic organizer will aid students' understanding of the eight men who controlled the Carolina colony.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Reading guide: A Declaration and Proposals of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina (1663)
In this activity, students read the initial plans by the Lords Proprietors for settling and governing the province of Carolina. They respond to questions designed support their comprehension of this primary source document.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
A royal colony
In Colonial North Carolina, page 3.9
In 1729, the colony of North Carolina was taken over by the king, the turmoil of its early years quieted down, and for the next few decades, colonists enjoyed relative peace and stability. But one of the Lords Proprietors refused to sell back his share, and the administration of that "Granville District," encompassing the northern half of North Carolina, would cause problems for settlers later on.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Anticipation guide: "A Little Kingdom in Carolina"
A learner's guide to the article "A Little Kingdom in Carolina," this activity will support student comprehension.
Format: worksheet/learner's guide
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Introduction
Twenty years after the Lost Colony disappeared, in 1607, the English established another colony 150 miles up the coast at Jamestown. This Virginia colony, too, faced unexpected difficulties -- food shortages, disease, native peoples who were less than thrilled...
Anticipation guide: A royal colony
This activity presents students with a series of true/false statements about the early Carolina colony. Students respond to the statements before and after reading an article about the changes in the Carolina colony in its first fifty years, as it was divided into North and South Carolina and changed from a proprietary colony to a royal colony.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon
Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon
Edward Hyde (1609–1674), 1st Earl of Clarendon, began his career in Parliament in 1640 as a critic of King Charles I, but eventually became one of the king’s close advisors and served as chancellor of the exchequer. After Charles I was executed, Hyde wrote...
Format: image/painting
Culpeper's Rebellion
In Colonial North Carolina, page 1.11
In the 1670s, the British government insisted that exports from Carolina be taxed, but a group of settlers in the Albemarle region rebelled against what they saw as an unreasonable burden. The Lords Proprietors eventually regained control of the colony, but in the meantime, colonists set a precedent for governing themselves.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
George Monck, Duke of Albemarle
George Monck, Duke of Albemarle
George Monck (1608–1670), Duke of Albemarle, is shown here in military uniform with rod, sword, and anchor to symbolize his leadership on both land and sea. Albemarle was a general during the English Civil War and gained fame for leading a campaign in...
Format: image/painting
Colonial North Carolina
Colonial North Carolina from the establishment of the Carolina in 1663 to the eve of the American Revolution in 1763. Compares the original vision for the colony with the way it actually developed. Covers the people who settled North Carolina; the growth of institutions, trade, and slavery; the impact of colonization on American Indians; and significant events such as Culpeper's Rebellion, the Tuscarora War, and the French and Indian Wars.
Format: book (multiple pages)
A proprietary colony: Exploring the Charter of Carolina
In this lesson for grade 8, students will examine the 1663 Charter of Carolina and complete a graphic organizer exploring the elements of the Charter. Students will then write a letter to the King of England from the perspective of one of the Lords Proprietors.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Teaching suggestions: A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina
Teaching suggestions designed to support students' understanding of a 17th-century primary source document — a pamphlet produced in London at the request of the Lords Proprietors describing the economic opportunity and religious freedom available to settlers in Carolina.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
"Land and Work in Carolina" teaching strategies
A variety of suggested activities for use with an article that explains the key elements of feudalism, with a focus on how those elements evolved into the systems of labor and land ownership seen in colonial North Carolina.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
The Lords Proprietors
In Colonial North Carolina, page 1.5
Brief biographies of the eight men named Lords Proprietors of the province of Carolina by Charles II in 1663.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Reading guide: A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina
Reading guide designed to aid students' comprehension of a primary source document — a 17th-century pamphlet produced in London describing the economic opportunity and religious freedom available to settlers in Carolina.
Format: worksheet/lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Land and work in Carolina
In Colonial North Carolina, page 1.10
This article explains the key elements of feudalism, including its hierarchy of personal relationships and system of landholding, and how those elements evolved into the systems of labor and land ownership seen in colonial North Carolina.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
A little kingdom in Carolina
In Colonial North Carolina, page 1.3
The original vision for Carolina was a feudal province in which eight "Lords Proprietors" would have nearly royal power, but with an elected assembly and guarantees of religious freedom.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Teaching suggestions: Governing the Piedmont
This set of teaching suggestions was designed to help students understand an article about the colonial government of the Piedmont.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 and 11 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Original boundaries of Carolina (1663/1665)
Original boundaries of Carolina (1663/1665)
This map shows the original borders of the province of Carolina as defined by the 1663 Charter of Carolina (dark green) and the subsequent charter of 1665 (light green). Under the charter of 1663, the borders of Carolina are defined as all the land from 31°...
Format: image/map
A Declaration and Proposals of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina (1663)
In Colonial North Carolina, page 1.6
Initial plans by the Lords Proprietors for settling and governing the province of Carolina. Primary source includes historical commentary.
Format: declaration/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.