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A house south of Clinton, NC
A house south of Clinton, NC
This is a house south of Clinton, North Carolina. This area, like much of the rest of Sampson County, is mostly rural farmland.
Format: image/photograph
A mural in Salemburg, NC
A mural in Salemburg, NC
This is a mural in Salemburg, North Carolina, advertising the area as "the Scenic Route!" The area is also home to the North Carolina Justice Academy.
Format: image/photograph
Sign in Spivey's Corner, NC
Sign in Spivey's Corner, NC
This is a sign in Spivey’s Corner advertising the area as the “Hollerin’ Capital of the Universe.” The National Hollerin’ Contest, held in Spivey’s Corner since the 1960’s, celebrates the art of hollering, a style of yelling used practically...
Format: image/photograph
A restaurant in Spivey's Corner,
A restaurant in Spivey's Corner,
A sign in Spivey's Corner advertises the Green Top Restaurant and touts the area as the "Hollerin' Capital of the World." The National Hollerin' Contest, held in Spivey's Corner since the 1960's, celebrates the art of hollering, a style of yelling used practically...
Format: image/photograph
Old Mill Stream Nursery Nature Adventures
This 70 acre nursery and preserve provides nature adventure field trips for students in grades K through 5. Each adventure program correlates with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Postcard of Clinton High School in Clinton, NC
Postcard of Clinton High School in Clinton, NC
This is an old postcard of Clinton High School in Clinton, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Teaching about North Carolina American Indians
This web edition is drawn from a teachers institute curriculum enrichment project on North Carolina American Indian Studies conducted by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Resources include best practices for teaching about American Indians, suggestions for curriculum integration, webliographies, and lesson plans about North Carolina American Indians.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Marion Butler and fusion politics
In North Carolina in the New South, page 7.5
After the death of Populist leader Leonidas LaFayette Polk in 1892, North Carolina Populists turned to Sampson County native Marion Butler to lead their party. Butler was instrumental in the "fusion" campaigns of the 1890s that joined the Populist and Republican tickets.
Format: biography
Insurrections in North Carolina?
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 9.7
Article from a Raleigh newspaper reporting alleged slave insurrections in North Carolina, and white responses to these rumors, following Nat Turner's Rebellion in 1831. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Coharie Indian Tribe Cultural Powwow
Celebrate Coharie Indian culture at the annual powwow held in September near Clinton, NC.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Great Depression and World War II
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945).
Format: book (multiple pages)
Antebellum North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina History: A Sampler
A sample of the more than 800 pages of our digital textbook for North Carolina history, including background readings, various kinds of primary sources, and multimedia. Also includes an overview of the textbook and how to use it.
Format: (multiple pages)
A Sampson County farm family
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 3.6
WPA life history interview with a couple in Sampson County, North Carolina, about their experiences during the Great Depression. Includes historical commentary.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Diary of a farm wife
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.4
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 3.3
April 1854 Page from Penelope Alderman diary. Mond. 3. Wove some. Mr. A. ploughing and...
Format: diary/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
U.S. House of Representatives
In Election 2008, page 2.4
There are 13 congressional districts in North Carolina. A map of North Carolina's congressional districts is available from...
U.S. House of Representatives
There are 13 congressional districts in North Carolina. A map of North Carolina's congressional districts is available from...
Prisoners of war in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 7.8
Oral history interview with a woman who grew up in North Carolina during World War II. German prisoners of war were held in her community and sent to work on nearby farms. Includes historical background.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
U.S. House of Representatives
In Election 2012, page 2.4
There are 13 congressional districts in North Carolina. The North Carolina General Assembly's representation page lets you look up your district by voter registration,...
Format: bibliography
Effects of civic action
In this lesson, secondary students will analyze primary source materials to investigate how 4-H clubs made an impact on the home front in completing projects that supported the war effort during World War II. This lesson should be taught at the end of a World War II unit.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.