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LGBTQIA Resources for Educators
This resource can help educators support their LGBTQIA students. It is appropriate for those who have little knowledge of LGBTQIA communities, as it contains information about vocabulary as well as practical classroom suggestions.
Format: (multiple pages)
Change in the mountains
The resources on this page are designed to help educators teach about changes that have occurred in the mountain region of North Carolina over the last century. The lessons will provide an opportunity for students to learn about the effects technological innovation had on community development in mountain communities.
Format: lesson plan
Stagville slave house sleeping area
Stagville slave house sleeping area
Interior view of the lower floor of a slave house at Horton Grove at Historic Stagville, North Carolina. The small sleeping area on the floor would likely have accommodated two children sleeping head to foot. Each room had a fireplace. Stagville plantation...
Format: image/photograph
Week 5: Constructing the invention
In Invention convention, page 12
In this Invention Convention lesson, students will construct their inventions using the designs from their invention logs.
Format: lesson plan
By Briana Corke Pelton.
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
Close-up view of the front half of a water buffalo at Mai Chau
Close-up view of the front half of a water buffalo at Mai Chau
A water buffalo tethered at Mai Chau village is seen in a close-up view of his head and front legs. A locally-made fiber harness is tied around the buffalo's head and large horns. Water buffalo are mostly gentle creatures used to pull plows and turn soil in...
Format: image/photograph
Demonstration in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mountain Farm Museum
Demonstration in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mountain Farm Museum
This woman is giving a demonstration on dyed yarns at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mountain Farm Museum. This demonstration, among others, was part of the "Women's Work" event, a day honoring the role of women's work in the region's historical past....
Format: image/photograph
Family sitting at table, eating dinner and drinking milk
Family sitting at table, eating dinner and drinking milk
In this black and white photograph, a family is seated at a round wooden dining table eating a meal. The family consists of a mother, father, two daughters, a son, and an older man who is probably the grandfather. Both of the men wear suits. The mother wears...
Format: image/photograph
Child mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico
Child mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico
Two mummified corpses of young children are on display. The one on the left is attired in a wool sweater, while the one of the right is wearing a silk dress. These corpses are on display at the Guanajuato panteón, or mausoleum. The composition of the soil...
Format: image/photograph
Eva B. Hopkins oral history excerpt
Eva B. Hopkins was born in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina and began working in Mercury Cotton Mill full time in 1932 at age 14 to support her father, who had tuberculosis. Like many mill workers, her family had left their small farm in the mountains of...
Format: audio/interview
4-H and Home Demonstration during the Great Depression
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.8
4-H and Home Demonstration, dating from the early twentieth century, were established to instruct children and women in agricultural practice and home economics.
Format: article
By Amy Manor.
Mausoleum wall in Guanajuato, Mexico
Mausoleum wall in Guanajuato, Mexico
Hundreds of square cemetery plots dot a wall. Many of the squares contain flowers and other momentos. Guanajuato has a large and celebrated panteón, or mausoleum, for the internment of the city's dead. The composition of the soil in Guanajuato promotes natural...
Format: image/photograph
Read it backwards
One editing technique that writers can use to help them catch their own spelling errors is "Read It Backwards." In this lesson, students will learn a procedure for identifying and correcting the spelling of misspelled words.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–4 English Language Arts)
By DPI Writing Strategies.
Quilts
This lesson plan in designed to be one part of a fourth grade social studies unit on the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on the mountain custom of quilt making. This plan uses the book The Quiltmakers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. It also uses the book internet site and other related sites. Enrichments of this lesson would be to display quilts, have a real quilt maker visit, have the class create their own paper quilt, etc.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Barbara Waters.
Sounds from a chicken coop
I lived with a Malaysian family for about two weeks. They invited me, a complete stranger to live in their house and attend their son's wedding. The family lived in a simple 3 bedroom house, they owned one car and a few mopeds, and they had a large yard which...
Format: audio
Individual and family comparisons
Through a series of six activities, this lesson plan will help first-grade students to explore similarities and differences between individuals and families.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1 Social Studies)
By Julia R. Foote.
A man and a woman weave baskets in a handicraft factory near Dalat
A man and a woman weave baskets in a handicraft factory near Dalat
A man and a woman weave baskets in a handicraft factory near Dalat. the man in the foreground is weaving a long thin fiber, probably rattan, around a wooden frame. The woman behind is weaving on a smaller rattan frame. The woman weaver is wearing a sleeveless...
Format: image/photograph
Merrie olde England?
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 4.2
Many residents of Elizabethan England did not enjoy the abundance that accompanied Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The dawn of the age of exploration gripped people’s imaginations and caused many to dream of travel, and the New World offered the promise of a fresh start without the problems of the old country.
Format: article
By Charles Carlton.
Belmont Historical Society Cultural and Heritage Learning Center
Step back in time and learn about the history of Belmont, North Carolina through photographs, artifacts and other exhibits.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Who's Your Mama?: A Family Who's Who
This is the first of two lessons that can be used with Cynthia Rylant's book, The Relatives Came. Students will read, draw, role-play and sing about family roles and titles.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 English Language Arts, English Language Development, and Social Studies)
By Laura Bahlmann and Mary Lail.