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Businesses by county, 1854
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 9.3
In this activity, students explore an excerpt from the Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser of 1854 to learn about business and town life in antebellum North Carolina.
Format: activity
Grammar and editing
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 1.4
In this lesson for grade six, students will learn about the conventions of grammar and will learn how to write and edit a business letter.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 English Language Arts)
By Jennifer Brookshire and Julie McCann.
The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.8
On the first of April 1899, the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company opened for business in Durham, North Carolina. The first month’s collections, after the payment of commissions, amounted only to $1.12, but from such beginnings North Carolina Mutual grew to be the largest African American managed financial institution in the United States.
Format: article
Economics: Market surveys
This lesson plan is for an accelerated, academically gifted 4th/5th grade combination class. The unit of study is economics (social studies). This lesson was designed as a supplemental lesson for a unit I taught called Mini-Society (supported by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership). I taught this unit for the first time this year after attending a workshop at Chapel Hill, NC. This lesson enhances the Mini-Society unit in which children create their own businesses.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4–5 Mathematics and Social Studies)
By Denise Delp.
Durham's "Black Wall Street"
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.6
In the early twentieth century, Parrish Street in Durham, North Carolina, known as "Black Walll Street," was the hub of African American business activity.
Format: article
Report of Vice-Consul R. E. Heide on the Resources, Trade and Commerce of North Carolina (1875)
An 1875 report on the population, geography, industry, and natural resources of North Carolina, with particular attention to shipping, navigation, and the production of naval stores.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Drop/add policy for online professional development courses
Guidelines explaining when a teacher may be permitted to register for or drop out of an online course.
Format: article/help
The Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser, 1854 (excerpt)
Format: document/book
The tobacco industry and Winston-Salem
In North Carolina in the New South, page 2.8
Tobacco was one of two industries that changed Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Format: article
Charlotte Business People
Charlotte Business People
Business people of Brooklyn in front of the Queen City Drug Store on East Second Street, Charlotte, North Carolina. c. 1910.
Format: image/photograph
Post-EOG activities: Student products
In this project, students will become entrepreneurs. They will have a business that makes items with 3-dimensional shapes. They will receive various tasks that will require that they make decisions as any other business owner would have to do.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Mathematics)
By Geneva Williams.
Thomas Day
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.4
Biography of Thomas Day, a free African American in antebellum Caswell County who was North Carolina's most famous furniture craftsman and cabinetmaker.
Format: article
The Nissen Wagon Works
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.6
History of the Nissen Wagon Works founded in Salem, North Carolina, in 1834. North Carolinians carried goods to market in Nissen Wagons, and the works supplied wagons and gun carts to the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Format: article
The Daniel Stanton Mill
Visit this historic mill to see how corn was ground into meal in the past.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Wanted: Picketers
In Postwar North Carolina, page 5.4
Advertisement for picketers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1960, to protest discrimination by local businesses. The flyer outlines reasons for picketing and rules for nonviolent protest. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: advertisement/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
A café
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 7
Three young men in long pants and T-shirts sit on red plastic stools at a streetside cafe in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. A woman wearing a headscarf stands nearby beside a rack of items for sale. She carries a plastic bag of goods and is either another...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Shiloh Farm
An agritourism business designed to show city and suburb dwellers forgotten practices of farming.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Hanging tray with stacked bowls of prepared foods sold by street vendor in Hanoi
Hanging tray with stacked bowls of prepared foods sold by street vendor in Hanoi
Bowls of prepared foods being sold by a street vendor are stacked high on a round tray. The tray is suspended by ropes carried on a shoulder pole by the Hanoi food merchant. Customers request and pay for a selected set of side dishes, which they eat with rice....
Format: image/photograph
Women as merchants
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 9
Women throughout Southeast Asia regularly work in outdoor markets, both as preparers and sellers of food items. This woman, at an outdoor market in Hanoi, sells variously colored noodles from large trays. Noodle-making is a fine art in Vietnam, where ingredients...
By Lorraine Aragon.