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Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Other national elections
In Election 2012, page 1.7
A page with resources about the elections, other than the presidential election, which effect us on a national scale.
Format: bibliography
Revolutionary North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the era of the American Revolution. Topics include the Regulators, the resistance to Great Britain, the War for Indpendence, and the creation of new governments.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Technology and the 2012 election
In Election 2012, page 1.9
Includes links to RSS feeds, podcasts, videos, and social media.
Format: bibliography
North Carolina news
In Election 2008, page 2.1
News & Observer: Election 2008 (Raleigh) The Raleigh News & Observer's online election section covers state, local, and national election campaigns. The News...
National news
In Election 2008, page 1.3
These links to some of our most trusted media outlets will help not only to instruct about the elections themselves but also to demonstrate the role the press plays in the electoral process.
Format: bibliography
Election 2012
Educational resources to help students and teachers understand the 2012 elections.
Format: (multiple pages)
Teaching resources: The election process
In Election 2012, page 3.3
Resources that examine the various aspects of the American election process from contemporary and historical perspectives.
Format: bibliography
North Carolina in the early 20th century
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the first decades of the twentieth century (1900–1929). Topics include changes in technology and transportation, Progressive Era reforms, World War I, women's suffrage, Jim Crow and African American life, the cultural changes of the 1920s, labor and labor unrest, and the Gastonia stirke of 1929.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Political parties in the United States, 1896–1929
Political parties have shifted many times in 220 years of national politics. Even when parties have kept the same names for long periods, their issues, principles, demographics, and regional support all change over time. This chart shows the evolution of political...
Format: document/timeline
Political parties in the United States, 1820–1860
Political parties have shifted many times in 220 years of national politics. Even when parties have kept the same names for long periods, their issues, principles, demographics, and regional support all change over time. This chart shows the evolution of political...
Format: document/timeline
The election process
In Election 2008, page 3.3
Resources that examine the various aspects of the American election process from contemporary and historical perspectives.
Format: bibliography
Social Studies Methods: 9-12 Model Lessons
In Preservice teacher education resources, page 2.5
World History Critical Understandings: ancient civilizations, medieval civilizations, first age of global interaction, exploration and expansion, Age of Revolutions and Rebellions, modern era, and the last half of the twentieth century...
Format: article/teacher's guide
Postwar North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the postwar era (1945–1975).
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina news
In Election 2012, page 2.1
News & Observer: Election 2012 (Raleigh) The Raleigh News & Observer's online election section covers state, local, and national election campaigns....
Format: bibliography
North Carolina in the New South
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the decades after the Civil War (1870–1900). Topics include changes in agriculture, the growth of cities and industry, the experiences of farmers and mill workers, education, cultural changes, politics and political activism, and the Wilmington Race Riot.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Marion Butler and fusion politics
In North Carolina in the New South, page 7.5
After the death of Populist leader Leonidas LaFayette Polk in 1892, North Carolina Populists turned to Sampson County native Marion Butler to lead their party. Butler was instrumental in the "fusion" campaigns of the 1890s that joined the Populist and Republican tickets.
Format: biography
Get out the vote!
In Election 2012, page 3.5
Resources to educate and encourage young people about getting involved in the election and the vote.
Format: bibliography
Discovering North Carolina: A colonial map webquest
In North Carolina maps, page 2.5
In this lesson, students engage in a webquest in which they take on the role of a seventeenth-century explorer commissioned by the King of England to collect information about the area he intends to call North Carolina. Through this activity, students identify the geographic aspects that influenced exploration and settlement and connect narratives with geographic locations for topics including discovery, Native Americans, and politics.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Jennifer Job.
Nathaniel Macon
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 1.4
Biography of Nathaniel Macon (1758–1837), North Carolina political leader from Warren County.
Format: biography