K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

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North Carolina Maritime Museum
Students will learn about the rich maritime history of the North Carolina coast as well as the coastal environment and barrier island ecology.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Scottish Heritage Center
The earliest settlers of Scotland County were Highland Scots. The Scottish Heritage Center celebrates the music, history, and culture of these ancestors.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Allied occupation zones in Central Europe, 1945
Allied occupation zones in Central Europe, 1945
Format: image/map
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Learn about the historical development of railroads in the Wilmington area with the eclectic collection of displays at the Wilmington Railroad Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The evacuation
In Recent North Carolina, page 5.6
The evacuation of coastal areas before the approach of Hurricane Floyd in September 1999 created the largest traffic jams in history and led to the development of new, coordinated evacuation procedures.
Format: article
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity four
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will examine primary source photographs and biographical information that were collected for the Virginia-Carolina Service Corporation to set up a data record.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
North Carolina Pottery Center
Interprets the history and technology of pottery-making in North Carolina and preserves a collection of North Carolina pottery and related artifacts.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina State Capitol
Discover the truth! Does the Capitol Building in Raleigh really have an escape tunnel? Secret rooms? Find out the answers to these questions and more at your state capital's website!
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Eureka Gold Panning and Carolina Gem Fluming
Pan for gold and learn about the history of gold mining in North Carolina at this outdoor venue in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
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)
What are the amendments?
Before the reading of "I Want to Vote" in the Scott Foresman basal reader, I assigned each member of my class to look up a Constitutional Amendment. This was done in order to give the students a background in Amendments and the history of America. Following the assigning of the Amendments the students interviewed 10 adults to find out how many people are familiar with their Constitutional Amendments. One math extension is to graph the results of the students' interviews.
Format: lesson plan (grade 5 Social Studies)
By Jeremy Luna.
Historic Edenton
The Historic Edenton website is provided by North Carolina Historic Sites and contains a brief introduction and history of the town as well as a listing of special events.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum
Take a field trip to the Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum and learn about the history and people of Columbus County.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Roanoke Island Festival Park
There is so much to see at the Roanoke Island Festival Park. From the Elizabeth II ship and the settlement site to the Roanoke Adventure Museum, students will have a wonderful time and learn about the history of the native people and settlers during colonial times.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
American History
This selection of American history resources found on LEARN NC takes students from the very infancy of our country to modern times.
Format: bibliography/help
Using artifacts as a bridge to the past
In this online course presented by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, teachers learn artifact analysis as an instructional tool for their classrooms. Teachers will write a lesson plan centered around artifact analysis of an object that relates to a period in history.
Format: article/online course
The Mediterranean Basin, 1939
The Mediterranean Basin, 1939
Format: image/map
German aggressions, 1936–1939
German aggressions, 1936–1939
Format: image/map
Camden County Heritage Museum
Visitors to this museum can see historic artifacts of Camden County as well as the preserved county jail.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
This museum is dedicated to the preservation of maritime history and shipwrecks of North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Format: article/field trip opportunity