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oral history
A method of collecting historical information through recorded interviews with individuals who are willing to share their memories of the past.

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Those feuding Greeks!
This lesson is designed to familiarize students with the philosophical, political, economic, military and social differences between Athens and Sparta.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9 Social Studies)
By Pernell Collett.
Careers in medicine and the ancient Greeks
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 4.4
In this lesson for grade six, students will learn about ancient Greek medicine and the Hippocratic Oath and will research contemporary medical careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Social Studies)
By Mandy Matlock.
Medicine in ancient Greece - Overview
This lesson provides a brief look at the origins of Greek medicine and a comparison with modern medicine. Also included is an edited text of the Hippocratic Oath.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Social Studies)
By Bruce Schulman.
Lincoln County Museum of History
The museum houses special collections of artifacts and historical objects as well as primary source documents such as photographs, maps, diaries, letters, and other materials.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission Museum
Stanly County created this museum to preserve the heritage resources of the area for generations to come. The exhibits cover the history of Stanly County from ancient times to the present.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mummy madness
This is a lesson for seventh grade Social Studies students to learn and demonstrate the mummification process used in ancient Egypt.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Social Studies)
By Jo Oliver.
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
Why we eat what we eat
Have you ever thought about the foods that our ancestors ate? You might be surprised to learn that the bounty of foods that we have in grocery stores today only have come about because of new technologies. This article, by David Heber, MD,PhD, explains the...
Format: document/article
An inscribed Sanskrit stele at Siem Reap
An inscribed Sanskrit stele at Siem Reap
This inscribed Sanskrit stele is on display in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Most Southeast Asian scripts that predated the arrival of Europeans were based on Sanskrit, generally recognizable from its curling characters. Such stone monuments in both Sanskrit and Old...
Format: image/photograph
Three men walk on causeway over moat leading to Angkor Wat
Three men walk on causeway over moat leading to Angkor Wat
Three men walk in the foreground on the causeway over a moat towards Angkor Wat. The front columns, tiered walls, and three of the five central towers are visible in the distance.
Format: image/photograph
Having had few opportunities to learn about Asia when they were in school, many teachers find themselves challenged when faced with teaching their own students about India. We've put together a variety of resources from our collections that will not only provide you with the background information you need to know about the history, culture, and religions of India, but will also furnish you with the professional materials you need to catch your students interest and teach effectively about this complex nation.
Format: bibliography/help
Several people stand along the steps to the central tower at Angkor Wat
Several people stand along the steps to the central tower at Angkor Wat
Several people stand at different heights along the stone stairs to the central tower at Angkor Wat. One young man wearing shorts descends the steep steps in the middle. Four others stand at the railings to keep their balance at this high elevation.
Format: image/photograph
Town Creek Indian Mound (NC Historic Site)
This site provided by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History contains information about visiting Town Creek, a section on Montgomery County and the vicinity, a Native American Cultural Synopsis, and a section on the Pee Dee Culture.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Site robbers
In Intrigue of the Past, page 5.6
Students will use an interview with a Native American to write a newspaper article or letter that expresses concern about robbing archaeological sites.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
View from causeway into Angkor Wat with tiers rising to five central towers
View from causeway into Angkor Wat with tiers rising to five central towers
A view from the main causeway over the moat toward the west face of Angkor Wat shows how the monument's tiers rise upward to the five central towers. Four of the towers are set in a perfect square around the center one that symbolizes Mount Meru, home of the...
Format: image/photograph
Three men on steep stone stairway leading to central tower at Angkor Wat
Three men on steep stone stairway leading to central tower at Angkor Wat
Three men walk high up on the steep stone stairway that leads to the central tower at Angkor Wat. The photograph is taken from below showing how steep and difficult the climb to the inner temple towers is.
Format: image/photograph
Vietnamese water puppet show: History
Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty. Villagers in the Red River delta and other rice-growing regions in Northern Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice...
Format: audio
Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology
Learn what it was like to grow up an Indian in the southwestern United States or find out about the processes used in discovering how the ancient people of the Yadkin River Valley lived at this anthropology museum at Wake Forest University.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Lesson plans on the web
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 3.3
This page provides links to a variety of philosophical lesson plans for middle school teachers.
Format: bibliography
Measuring pots
In Intrigue of the Past, page 2.7
Students will use an activity sheet or modern pottery rim sherds to compute circumference from a section of a circle and construct analogies based on their own experience about possible functions of ancient or historic ceramics.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7–8 Mathematics and Social Studies)