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Family budget activity
This activity is designed to provide students with real-world application of classroom curriculum. Students will be required to make budgeting decisions in the light of inflation, unemployment, and other unforeseen additions or strains to the family budget.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–10 Social Studies)
By beth carroll.
Teaching suggestions: Families in colonial North Carolina
These teaching suggestions present a variety of ways to work with an article about families in colonial North Carolina. Suggested activities span a wide range of possibilities and offer opportunities for a variety of learning styles.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Word family web
Students play a fun game with spider and fly to build new words using known word families.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 English Language Arts)
By Peggy Johnson.
Capitalism and commerce
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 4
In 1986, as the Cold War was ending, Vietnam began a series of market and social reforms, working to normalize its relations with the United States and open the country for tourism, which developed in the 1990s. Note that apartments, some with balconies, are...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Tobacco bag stringing
This article introduces the concept of tobacco bag stringing and discusses its importance as a source of income for women in North Carolina and Virginia during the Great Depression. Adapted for elementary students.
Format: article
Adapted by Pauline S. Johnson.
The strikers move into tents
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 8.5
Article from the Gastonia Daily Gazette printed during the Loray Mill strike, 1929. Striking workers were thrown out of their houses, which were owned by the mill. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Introduction
George Vanderbilt established the first agricultural operations at Biltmore to produce dairy products, meat, poultry, fruits, and vegetables for use in Biltmore House. However, it was his hope that the estate would be self supporting, and by the mid-1890s,...
Format: article
By Sue Clark McKendree.
Percent of families in poverty, 1970
Percent of families in poverty, 1970
Percent of families in North Carolina counties with incomes below the poverty level, from 1970 census data.
Format: image/map
Percent of families in poverty, 1980
Percent of families in poverty, 1980
Percent of families in North Carolina counties with incomes below the poverty level, from 1980 census data.
Format: image/map
Percent of families in poverty, 1990
Percent of families in poverty, 1990
Percent of families in North Carolina counties with incomes below the poverty level, from 1990 census data.
Format: image/map
Percent of families in poverty, 2000
Percent of families in poverty, 2000
Percent of families in North Carolina counties with incomes below the poverty level, from 2000 census data.
Format: image/map
Life on the land: The Piedmont before industrialization
In North Carolina in the New South, page 1.1
In the decades after the Civil War, commercial agriculture and industry made their way into the North Carolina Piedmont, requiring subsistence farmers to adapt their farms and their ways of life to new economic realities.
Format: article
By James Leloudis and Kathryn Walbert.
Working with animals
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 7
In addition to providing labor, water buffalo also sometimes are eaten at major community feasts. Traditionally, buffalo were a major source of wealth for Southeast Asian families. They still are favored in highland wet-rice areas where neither humans not...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Day of the Dead Grave Decoration
Day of the Dead Grave Decoration
During the period of October 31 through November 2, Mexican families honor their dead during the Day of the Dead celebrations. During this time families will visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and then clean and decorate their graves. This...
Format: image/photograph
Discovering our state: Pre-activities
Get ready for a great learning experience with the Discovering Our State field trip through the UNC Visitors' Center and Morehead Planetarium! Help your students be prepared for this walking tour by leading them through one (or more!) of these activities prior to the field trip.
Format: activity/field trip opportunity
Families - Then and now
Students apply their knowledge of communities as they compare and contrast the home life described in Sarah Plain and Tall to the home life described in Because of Winn-Dixie.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 Information Skills and Social Studies)
By Debbie Fox and Sherri Hendrix.
Rows of motorcycles parked in neat lines in Hanoi
Rows of motorcycles parked in neat lines in Hanoi
Dozens of motorcycles are parked neatly in dense rows along a street in Hanoi. Throughout Southeast Asia, motorcycles are more common than cars because more people can afford them. Motorcycles are the vehicles that middle class families are most likely to...
Format: image/photograph
Conclusion
Children born or raised at the farm and dairy village have wonderful memories of growing up on Biltmore Estate. For Mildred Buchanan, living here “was fun. I guess you felt a little but more secure than you would out in the town....You just wasn’t...
Format: article
By Sue Clark McKendree.
Reuniting families
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 8.7
Letters from Freedmen's Bureau agents seeking information on the whereabouts of family members of freed slaves. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Historic Stagville
Read about the history of the plantation, the Bennehan and Cameron families who owned the plantation, the slave community, the structures on the plantation, and the effect the Civil War had on Stagville Plantation.
Format: article/field trip opportunity