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Colonial cooking and foodways
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.15
A reenactor demonstrates cooking over an open fire.
Format: video
Work in Colonial America: Blacksmithing
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.16
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.1
A reenactor demonstrates the work of a colonial blacksmith and explains his role in the community.
Format: video
Colonial and state records of North Carolina
Lessons developed using the Colonial State Records of North Carolina collection from Documenting the American South
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
We have a story to tell: Native peoples of the Chesapeake region
Readings and lesson plans exploring the historical and ongoing challenges faced by the American Indians of the Chesapeake Bay region, since the time of their first contact with Europeans in the early 1600s.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Graphic organizer: Marriage in colonial North Carolina
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about marriage in colonial North Carolina.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Colonial man and woman
Colonial man and woman
At the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, historical reenactors sit in a wooden house.
Format: image/photograph
Colonial woman and cow
Colonial woman and cow
At the Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, a woman in colonial dress leads a cow by a rope.
Format: image/photograph
Colonial couple statue
Colonial couple statue
A statue of a colonial-era couple stands in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Format: image/photograph
Colonial North America
Colonial North America
Format: image/map
AOWS2: Nation in conflict - Founding figures of America in a global context
Not your old style history class. History teachers love to tell stories. And, students love to hear stories. However, listening to stories is not the same as doing history. We want our students to experience history. This online course studies methods of engaging students in the doing of history using primary sources.
Format: article/online course
AOWS9: A global narrative: Connecting AP United States and World History
This online course emphasizes the connections between AP United States and World History through a study of the colonial period and slave trade, westward expansion, and immigration.
Format: article/online course
Colonial woman and children
Colonial woman and children
At a reenactment of the American Revolution at Minuteman National Park in Lexington/Concord, Massachusetts, a woman and two children walk hand-in-hand in colonial dress.
Format: image/photograph
Graphic organizer: Nathan Cole and the First Great Awakening
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read a diary excerpt that describes a revival in the 1760s.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Graphic organizer: From Caledonia to Carolina
Graphic organizer designed to aid students' comprehension as they read an article about the immigration of Highland Scots to North Carolina in the colonial era.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Introduction to colonial times
In Colonial and state records of North Carolina, page 1
In this lesson, students are introduced to different types of sources while also learning about the colonial time period.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Social Studies)
By Lara Willox.
Graphic organizer: Who owns the land?
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about conflicting ideas of land ownership between European settlers in America and American Indians.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Graphic organizer: The well-ordered family
This activity provides a way for students to further their comprehension as they read an excerpt from a book by an eighteenth-century Puritan minister about children's duties toward their parents. Students will complete a graphic organizer and answer questions about the reading passage.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Cannon at Alamance Battleground
Cannon at Alamance Battleground
A cannon sits in the grass at Alamance Battleground Historic Site in North Carolina, illustrating the kinds of weapons used during the 1764–1771 uprising of the Regulators against the colonial government in the state.
Format: image/photograph
North Carolina counties, 1760
North Carolina counties, 1760
Format: image/map
Comparing and contrasting colonial rice and tobacco agriculture
This graphic organizer will help students understand the processes of growing rice and tobacco in colonial North Carolina after reading two related articles from the North Carolina digital history textbook — "The...
Format: document/worksheet