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Exploring the church in the southern black community
Students explore the Documenting the American South Collection titled, the “Church in the Southern Black Community.” Beginning with a historian's interpretation of the primary sources that make up the collection, students search the collection for evidence to describe the experiences of African Americans living in the south during the Antebellum through the Reconstruction Period centering on their community churches. The activity culminates in student presentations of a digital scrap book.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 and 10–12 Social Studies)
By Meghan Mcglinn.
Soviet advances, 1943–1944
Soviet advances, 1943–1944
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Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
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Allied invasion of France, 1944
Allied invasion of France, 1944
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Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
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Border Belt Farmers Museum
Not only will students learn about the history of tobacco farming, they will discover other important industries to this southern North Carolina county.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
John C. Campbell Folk School
The Folk School offers visitors a chance to experience a special blend of history, art, and natural beauty in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, NC
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, NC
This is the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, North Carolina. This mansion is a premier architectural and historical treasure in North Carolina, a spectacular example of antebellum architecture. The Bellamy Mansion offers tours,...
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Areas under Allied and Japanese control in the Pacific, 15 August 1945
Areas under Allied and Japanese control in the Pacific, 15 August 1945
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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
Onslow County Museum
Learn about the history of Onlsow County and "retrace the area's progression from 65 million years ago to the present."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Charlotte Museum of History in Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte Museum of History in Charlotte, NC
This is the Charlotte Museum of History in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are over 10,000 American historical objects, papers and photographs in the museum’s collection and 3,104 on display in the historic buildings and museum exhibits. Visitors can also...
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McCulloch Gold Mill
Take a trip to the McCulloch Gold Mill and learn the history and geology of the Triad area. Students will love panning for gold and gemstones!
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Old Depot Association
The museum provides exhibits that honor the local and mountain heritage and crafts. A photographic exhibit in the Caboose Museum shows the pictures of the history of the depot and has railroad memorabilia and music of the era.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Fugitive Slave Law simulation
Students face the critical issue of the Fugitive Slave Law that gave Southerners the right to regain their runaway slaves and return them to bondage. It is also considered by many to have contributed to growing sectionalism in the U.S. and eventually the Civil War. In order to take on the roles of historical actors, students will examine primary source documents from the Documenting the American South collection and critique arguments in favor and opposed to the law.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Meghan Mcglinn.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity five
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will evaluate primary source photographs from the tobacco bag stringing collection and some of Lewis Hine's photographs.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
May Museum and Park
The museum houses the collection of May family artifacts and artifacts pertaining to the history of the Farmville area.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Tarkil Branch Farm's Homestead Museum
Take a trip back in time to this working farm and museum. Comprised of 32 exhibits and over 850 items, students studying North Carolina history will see what it was like living on a farm in the nineteenth century.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Junaluska Memorial and Museum
Named an interpretive site along the Trail of Tears, the Junaluska Memorial and Museum "highlights the unique place Graham County has in the history of the Cherokee."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
The Library of Congress identifies the men in the forefront of this photograph as Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., Washington lawyer and civil rights activist; Whitney M. Young, Jr., executive director of the National Urban League (NUL); Roy Wilkins of the National Association...
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