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Himalayan landscape, Nepal
Himalayan landscape, Nepal
Near Muktinaath, Nepal, a stone pathway parallels an irrigation canal. The silhouettes of mountain peaks tower in the background. More than 80 percent of the landmass of Nepal consists of mountains and mountain valleys. Terraced fields are carved out through...
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A woman milling corn flour
A woman milling corn flour
On the trail between Ghorepaani and Taatopaani, Nepal, a woman sits in front of a water mill. Grain is poured into the top of the mill and ground at the bottom between the stone disks. These mills are run by directing a volume of water on a shaft which propels...
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Congress considers an inquiry into textile strikes
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 8.6
Newspaper article about a congressional debate about southern textile strikes, 1929. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Why belong to the union?
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 7.2
Article from Opportunity magazine, 1926, persuading readers to join a union by explaining some of the benefits of union membership. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: article/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Letter of March 31, 1939
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 1.3
Taylorsville, N.C., March 31, 1939. Mr. Sherlock Bronson Richmond, Virginia Dear Mr. Bronson: I am deeply grateful to you and to all others who have made it possible for us to carry on this work, The Stringing of Tobacco Bags, in our county. It is our greatest...
Portrait of an older Balinese artist
Portrait of an older Balinese artist
An grey-haired Balinese artist in the village of Pengesokan stands for his portrait. He wears no shirt as he stands besides one of his paintings barely visible at the left. Traditionally painting and sculpting is men's work on Bali, while women weave cloth....
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Life on the land: The Piedmont before industrialization
In North Carolina in the New South, page 1.1
In the decades after the Civil War, commercial agriculture and industry made their way into the North Carolina Piedmont, requiring subsistence farmers to adapt their farms and their ways of life to new economic realities.
Format: article
By James Leloudis and Kathryn Walbert.
Let's take a trip: Careers in tourism
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 4.10
In this lesson for grade six, students will create advertisements for travel destinations in Europe and South America and will research careers in travel and tourism.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Guidance and Social Studies)
By Shea Calloway.
Answers to the data matrix in Tobacco Bag Stringing secondary activity four
For reference, the teacher can check student answers to the data matrix in the Tobacco Bag Stringing: Life and Labor in the Depression Secondary Activity Four with this key.
Format: document/lesson plan
Mrs. Kuhn
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.2
MRS. KUHN, North Wilkesboro, N.C., married and has one child, who is also married. She is 68 years old and her husband is in his sixties; crippled. INCOME: Husband works in furniture factory about six months out of a year at thirty cents an hour. Only other...
Proposed amendment worksheet for Tobacco Bag Stringing secondary activity seven
Proposed amendment for Tobacco Bag Stringing: Life and Labor in the Depression Secondary Activity Seven.
Format: document/lesson plan
Mountain woman winnowing millet
Mountain woman winnowing millet
A woman is winnowing millet spread on a bamboo mat called a maandro. Winnowing is an agricultural method for separating grain from chaff. It is also used to remove weevils or other pests from stored grain. Millet is an important staple grain in...
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Protest at Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, 1946
Protest at Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, 1946
Protest at Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, 1946. Police chief, John Gold, is at right. Striking worker Margaret DeGraffenreid is being forced into police car.
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Role sheet for Tobacco Bag Stringing secondary activity seven
Role sheet for Tobacco Bag Stringing: Life and Labor in the Depression Secondary Activity Seven.
Format: document/lesson plan
Woman crossing a stone bridge
Woman crossing a stone bridge
A young woman in a sari crosses a stone bridge built across an irrigation canal. In Nepal, fetching water from public springs and water taps is typically a job done by women. In the mountains this often involves a long walk uphill and back. The boughs of a...
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Rosie the Riveter
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 7.5
With men needed in the armed forces during World War II, women took over jobs traditionally reserved for men, including heavy industrial work. Includes a recording of the song "Rosie the Riveter."
Format: article
Stockbrokers: Adding and subtracting integers
In CareerStart lessons: Grade seven, page 2.8
In this lesson for grade seven, students will learn about the careers of stockbrokers, and will attempt to quickly solve the kinds of problems stockbrokers must solve every day.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Mathematics)
By Peggy Dickey and Barbara Turner.Adapted by Sharon Abell.
Mrs. Daisy Stamper
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.1
STAMPER, MRS. DAISY; aged 40; married; eight children; resides in Wilkes County, N.C. Children: Anna, aged 21. Ruby, aged 20. Edward, aged 18. Georgie, aged 13. Bob, aged 11. G.D., aged 7. Pauline, aged 4. Virginia, aged 1. INCOME: Husband works on Government...
NASA spin-offs
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 3.7
NASA spin-offs are technologies and processes that were created by or for NASA but have been applied to everyday life. In this lesson for grade 6, students learn about NASA spin-offs and how they relate to various careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Guidance)
By April Galloway and Christine Scott.
Climbing the mountain trails
Climbing the mountain trails
Three men are climbing uphill along a mountain trail in Nepal. In the middle ground we see a Peepal Tree, which is worshiped by Hindus as a reincarnation of Vishnu, the god of protection. Behind the tree a patch of thatch grass is visible. In the mountains,...
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