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Coastal Plain Bottomland Forest
Coastal Plain Bottomland Forest
Format: image/photograph
Coastal plain bottomland forest
In Wetlands of the coastal plains, page 8
Figure 6 illustrates a fine river to tour: the Northwest Cape Fear, as it appears in Pender County. The wetland type we see on the far bank is a coastal plain bottomland hardwood community. These communities develop on irregularly flooded habitats along rivers....
By Dirk Frankenberg.
North Carolina rivers
Students will locate 28 rivers within the state of North Carolina, noting names and origins of names, directions of flow, navigability, and development of population centers in relation to the rivers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Social Studies)
By Mike Stevenson.
Where am I? Mapping a New World
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 3.2
Early European travelers to the Americas reported bits and pieces of information back to Europe. Over the centuries, mapmakers assembled these reports into maps. As time went by, explorers and mapmakers compiled an increasingly accurate understanding of the Americas and of the world. To do so, they had to invent new tools for mapmaking, embrace radical new ideas about the shape of the world, and discard cherished beliefs.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Expanding to the west: Settlement of the Piedmont region, 1730 to 1775
In Colonial North Carolina, page 5.1
The population of North Carolina's Piedmont region more than doubled in the decade from 1765 to 1775. Most of the settlers who arrived during that time were European Americans traveling from the North via the Great Indian Trading Path and the Great Wagon Road.
Format: article
By Christopher E. Hendricks and J. Edwin Hendricks.
The forest people
In Intrigue of the Past, page 3.3
Paleoindian culture died out across North America by 8000 BC. Archaeologists say this was bound to happen. The Ice Age had ended, the megafauna were extinct, and the boreal forests faded as deciduous ones spread across the East in the warmer climate. Faced with significant environmental changes, the Native Americans adapted. Archaeologists call their way of life and the time in which they lived Archaic.