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


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Northampton County Museum
Exhibits focus on the history of the Northampton County area from the prehistoric to the present.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Raleigh: A Capital City
An itinerary for a tour of the capital of the Old North State. The site provides information and photographs for Raleigh's historic districts, architecture, parks and recreational areas, and more.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Norlina Train Museum
Go back in time and learn about the history of the town of Norlina at this museum which houses only local railroad memorabilia.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Davidson County Historical Museum
Located in the Old Davidson County Courthouse (ca. 1858), the Museum is the centerpiece of Uptown Lexington's National Register Historic District. Visit the Museum to learn more about local and regional history while exploring the grandest of North Carolina's antebellum courthouses.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Commemorative landscapes
These lessons for elementary, middle, and high school were developed in collaboration with The University of North Carolina Library Commemorative Landscapes project to introduce and promote student understanding and writing of North Carolina’s history through commemorative sites, landscapes, and markers.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Clay County Historical and Arts Museum
Visit the red brick jailhouse that has been turned into a museum and exhibit space by the Clay County Historical and Arts Council.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Election 2008
Educational resources to help students and teachers understand the 2008 elections.
Format: (multiple pages)
Election 2012
Educational resources to help students and teachers understand the 2012 elections.
Format: (multiple pages)
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
Old Wilkes Walking Tour
Touring Old Wilkesboro gives students insight into the town's past. Historic refurbished buildings with authentic artifacts show what life in Wilkesboro was like from the 1700s to the present.
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
Lillian Exum Clement
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 4.12
Biography of Lillian Exum Clement, the first woman elected to the North Carolina General Assembly.
Format: article
Whippoorwill Academy and Village
Tours and educational programs at Whippoorwill Academy and Village focus on the history of Wilkes County, early rural education, and the stories of Tom Dula and Daniel Boone.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Wright Tavern
Built in 1816, the Wright Tavern was in operation for over a century. It is a "rare example of a frame construction dog-run building and the finest existing example of this plan in North Carolina." It is open for tours by appointment only.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Connecting with community through oral history
In Oral history in the classroom, page 5
Through interviews and photographs, Harnett County students learn about their community's agricultural past.
Format: article
By Jean Sweeney Shawver.
Historic Rosedale Plantation
Located a few miles from the center of downtown Charlotte, the Rosedale Plantation is a good representation of plantation life in Piedmont North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Wayne County Museum
Students will learn about the history of Wayne County as well as the influence of historic events on the people and way of life in the area.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center
Part of the non-profit Partnership for the Sounds organization, the center provides information on environmental stewardship for coastal North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Catawba County Museum of History
Visit the museum and see exhibits ranging from colonial times and the Revolutionary War to religion and education.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Lincoln County Museum of History
The museum houses special collections of artifacts and historical objects as well as primary source documents such as photographs, maps, diaries, letters, and other materials.
Format: article/field trip opportunity