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The middle school challenge for English language learners of Mexican origin
In Bridging Spanish language barriers in Southern schools, page 3.2
English language learners of Mexican origin face numerous challenges in American middle schools, including cultural segregation and assumptions made by schools regarding the students' educational backgrounds. This article offers strategies for educators to help students overcome those challenges.
Format: article
By Mary Faith Mount-Cors.
Distribution of land and slaves
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 1.1
In this activity, students analyze census data and maps to understand the distribution of land, wealth, and slaves in antebellum North Carolina.
Format: activity
By David Walbert.
Embarkation of the Pilgrims
Embarkation of the Pilgrims
Robert W. Weir's painting, Embarkation of the Pilgrims, was commissioned in 1837. The painting depicts a group of Protestant pilgrims on the deck of the ship Speedwell before their 1620 voyage from...
Format: image/painting
Britt family of Wake County sitting in their living room
Britt family of Wake County sitting in their living room
In this black and white photo, the Britts, a family of five, and a furry white cat are sitting pleasantly in a sunny room filled with plants. “Mother” is writing in a book at a desk located in the corner of the room. She is facing the interior...
Format: image/photograph
Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression
Images and text from a report in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill documenting tobacco bag stringing work in North Carolina and Virginia in 1939.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Commemorative landscapes
These lessons for elementary, middle, and high school were developed in collaboration with The University of North Carolina Library Commemorative Landscapes project to introduce and promote student understanding and writing of North Carolina’s history through commemorative sites, landscapes, and markers.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Latino immigration
In Recent North Carolina, page 6.3
North Carolina has the fastest growing Latino population in the country. This article offers a snapshot of North Carolina's Latino community.
Format: article
Traditional weaving in Ecuador
Photographs and text illustrate traditional weaving in Ecuador, from carding and spinning wool to selling finished products at the market.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
J. Allen Kirk on the Wilmington Race Riot
In North Carolina in the New South, page 8.6
Account of the Wilmington Race Riot by the Rev. Dr. J. Allen Kirk, pastor of the Central Baptist Church. Kirk and his family hid in a graveyard from the white mob, then fled the city. Primary source includes historical commentary.
Format: pamphlet/primary source
Stagville slave house interior
Stagville slave house interior
Interior view of a slave house at Horton Grove at Historic Stagville, North Carolina. The framed bed would likely have been used by adults, either parents or grandparents. The furniture depicted is not original to the house. Stagville plantation is located...
Format: image/photograph
Tenganan double ikat weaving still on the loom
Tenganan double ikat weaving still on the loom
A double ikat weaving is displayed still on its wood and bamboo backstrap loom at the village of Tenganan in eastern Bali. In most of the world where handmade weavings are still produced, patterns are tied into the warp (vertical) or the weft (horizontal)...
Format: image/photograph
The Mill Prong House
This historic home was restored in 1993 and was built by John Gilchrist, an important political and social leader in this area in 1802.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
An uncle interviews his young niece in Bahasa Malay
When a Malaysian family invited me to stay with them and come to their son's wedding, I accepted. For almost two weeks, I slept with them in the large family room area, sat at their table and ate with my hands (as is typical with some Malay food), and tried...
Format: audio
Wilmington's Children's Museum
Younger students will enjoy exploring the Wilmington's Children's Museum with its many hands-on exhibits.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Two adult mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico
Two adult mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico
Two mummified adult corpses are propped up against a wall. These corpses are on display at the Guanajuato panteón, or mausoleum. The composition of the soil in Guanajuato promotes natural mummification of the corpses interred in the panteón. The city charges...
Format: image/photograph
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art
This art center presents exhibits and educational programs focusing on North Carolina artists and their art.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam
Photographs and text tell the story of rice and rural life in Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on the highlanders, or Montagnards.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Kathmandu street music
You can expect the unexpected in Nepal, specifically Kathmandu. Since it is the capital in a country where Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism are both major religions, you never know what temple or religious ceremony you might see, and for the unexperienced Western...
Format: audio
Balinese temple roof shows multi-tiered thatch construction
Balinese temple roof shows multi-tiered thatch construction
A Balinese temple roof shows their characteristic multi-tiered thatch construction. Coconut palm trees frame the background to the temple roofs. Most Balinese families belong to several different temples, which are associated with villages, sub-village neighborhoods,...
Format: image/photograph
The Lost Colony
Sir Walter Raleigh's brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, attempted an English settlement in North America first. He made landfall in Nova Scotia and sailed down the coast, searching for possible settlement locations. His expedition was met with constant storms...
By William M. Wisser.