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Bank run
Bank run
Crowd at New York's American Union Bank during a bank run early in the Great Depression. The Bank opened in 1917 and went out of business on June 30, 1931.
Format: image/photograph
The economics of recovery and reform
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.8
Timeline of events, federal programs, and economic trends, 1933–1940, leading to the U.S. recovery from the Great Depression.
Format: timeline
The economics of the Great Depression
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.2
A timeline of events and economic trends, 1914–1933, that led to and worsened the Great Depression.
Format: timeline
The physical properties of a stream
In Inquiry-based exploration of human impacts on stream ecosystems: The Mud Creek case study, page 4.1
This article and video introduce you to the physical properties of streams and how they relate to habitat diversity.
Format: article/classroom content
The banking crisis
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 1.7
"Fireside chat" radio address by President Franklin Roosevelt, March 1933, explaining the banking crisis of that year and what his new administration was doing about it. Includes historical background and an explanation of bank runs and the banking crisis.
Format: speech/primary source
November 10 - November 13, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 9
Nov. 10. It began to clear a little. The river, however, was still higher, and we spent most of the day drying our blankets, mending, and darning our stockings. We also bought some bushels of corn and some meat from our neighbors, who were glad that...
Format: diary/primary source
October 23 - October 27, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 5
Oct. 23. We started at daybreak. We bought a bottle of milk to use at our noon lunch, but the bottle broke and we lost it all. Two miles from camp we bought some meat; had six miles to North River, where we stopped for...
Format: diary/primary source
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)
A sharecropper's contract
In North Carolina in the New South, page 1.5
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 3.5
Contract between William Grimes and his sharecroppers, 1882. Includes historical commentary.
Format: document/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
October 13 - October 17, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 3
Oct. 13. The Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, referred to in the diary as "Harrison's Ferry." After eating some broth we set out on our journey. The Brn. Grube and Lösch...
Format: diary/primary source
Dance of the times: African-American expression of jazz
Explore jazz dance as a social dance form and a uniquely expressive art of African-American culture from the 1920's and 1930's. Students will learn about the complexity of African-American experiences that generated the dance and musical style. The activities develop students' understanding of jazz dance while integrating visual, audio, and kinesthetic learning styles.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Dance Arts Education)
By Shelese Douglas.
William Hilton explores the Cape Fear River
In Colonial North Carolina, page 1.7
A 1663 report by the English explorer William Hilton about the geography and native peoples of the Cape Fear region, including a story of conflict between New Englanders and Cape Fear Indians. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Boundary between North Carolina and the Cherokee Nation, 1767
In Revolutionary North Carolina, page 4.2
1767 agreement between Governor William Tryon and Cherokee Indians in regard to boundary between colonial settlement and Cherokee lands. Includes historical commentary.
Format: document/primary source
Interstate highways from the ground up
In Postwar North Carolina, page 2.3
NCDOT resident engineer Stan Hyatt lived in Madison County most of his life, and he loved hunting and exploring the mountain when he was younger. He helped design and build I-26, a project that meant the destruction of some of the environment where he grew up. He talks about the costs and benefits of highway construction in this interview.
Format: interview
By Kristin Post.
Diary of a doughboy
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 3.9
Excerpts from a diary written by Willard Newton, who served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I. Describes trench warfare and conditions along the front. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: diary/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The Missing Revolution: K–12 Education should unleash the genius of the web. Why hasn’t it?
James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Duke University Law School, and founding board member of Creative Commons, spoke at LEARN NC's Tenth Anniversary Conference in October 2006...
Format: video