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Mrs. Cora Graves, Reidsville, N.C.
Mrs. Cora Graves, Reidsville, N.C.
Mrs. Cora Graves and her family are pictured standing on the front porch of their house. There are two dogs visible in the photo.
Format: image/photograph
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.
Mrs. L.L. Oakley, Wilkes County, N.C.
Mrs. L.L. Oakley, Wilkes County, N.C.
Mrs. L.L. Oakley is shown sitting in front of the fireplace with another woman, a child, and a baby.
Format: image/photograph
U.S. Census: Using the past to predict the future
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.10
In this lesson, students research census data about a career that interests them to find out how the numbers of people in that profession have changed over time in North Carolina.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
Industrialization in North Carolina
In North Carolina in the New South, page 2.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.7
Industrialization needed five things -- capital, labor, raw materials, markets, and transportation -- and in the 1870s, North Carolina had all of them. This article explains the process of industrialization in North Carolina, with maps of factory and railroad growth.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Mrs. Eugenia Allen, Reidsville, N.C.
Mrs. Eugenia Allen, Reidsville, N.C.
Mrs. Eugenia Allen and one of her grandchildren are pictured standing on the front porch of their house. There is a chicken visible at left.
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Turning the century
Students will create a museum display illustrating life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 Social Studies)
By Lisa Stamey.
Letter activity three
In Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity two, page 4
On April 13, 1939, Mr. Sherlock Bronson wrote a "General statement of Sherlock Bronson of the circumstances and conditions under which the survey of industrial conditions in the tobacco bag stringing area was made, and certain conclusions therefrom" and sent...
Format: lesson plan
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Mrs. Cornelia Neal
Mrs. Cornelia Neal
Mrs. Cornelia Neal and two other women are pictured seated on a bed, stringing tobacco bags. There is a stove visible in the foreground.
Format: image/photograph
Harvesting tobacco
Harvesting tobacco
Men work to harvest tobacco by hand. A mule pulls a wagon or cart.
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General contractors: Working with area
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 2.10
This activity for grade six combines math, art, and writing, as students design a floor plan for a house and use calculations of area to arrive at a cost estimate.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Mathematics)
By Kim Abrams, Mike McDowell, and Barbara Strange.
Scale drawings
In CareerStart lessons: Grade seven, page 2.7
In this lesson for grade seven, students will use maps to measure the distances between cities in North Carolina. Students will write equations using the maps' scales to calculate the actual distances in miles.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Mathematics)
By Peggy Dickey and Barbara Turner.Adapted by Sharon Abell.
Mrs. W. H. Bryant
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.6
MRS. W. H. BRYANT, Wilkes County, N.C., has 9 children, one of whom is married and also has 1 child and lives with her. INCOME: Husband works fairly steadily at the furniture factory for $10 to $15 a week. Only other income is $2.50 a week for stringing bags...
Mrs. Leacey Royal, Reddies River, N.C.
Mrs. Leacey Royal, Reddies River, N.C.
Mrs. Leacey Royal and six children are pictured sitting inside of their house next to an open cabinet filled with jars. There are pages from the Southern Agriculturist and the Southern Planter magazines on the walls.
Format: image/photograph
Barning the tobacco
Barning the tobacco
Two men "barning" tobacco, packing it for storage in a barn.
Format: image/photograph
Meteorologists: Working with data analysis
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 2.4
This lesson for grade six introduces students to careers in meteorology and engages them in meteorological data analysis.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Mathematics)
By Kim Abrams, Mike McDowell, and Barbara Strange.Edited by Julie McCann.
Mrs. Samuel Stayley, Reddies River, Wilkes Co., N.C.
Mrs. Samuel Stayley, Reddies River, Wilkes Co., N.C.
The Stayley family is shown in the kitchen of their home. The table is set and they look to have just finished a meal. The walls are covered with pages from magazines or newspapers, and there are pots and canned goods in view.
Format: image/photograph
Mule drawn transplanter
Mule drawn transplanter
A tobacco transplanter drawn by a pair of mules.
Format: image/photograph
Law enforcement careers: Working with decimals
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 2.1
In this lesson for grade 6, students will perform basic math operations with decimals and will understand how math is used in law enforcement careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Guidance and Mathematics)
By Kim Abrams, Mike McDowell, and Barbara Strange.
Domestic work in the nineteenth century
In North Carolina in the New South, page 5.11
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.3
Videos of junior reenactors at Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham, North Carolina, show cooking indoors and outdoors and the work involved in doing laundry by hand.
Format: video