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Map of Indian villages
Map of Indian villages
Map of historic Indian villages in North Carolina.
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Mountain village in Nepal
Mountain village in Nepal
A village on top of a a mountain in Nepal, surrounded by cascading terraces of rice fields. The structures in the photo are roofed with stone tiles and painted with limestone whitewash.
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Coastal Plain cultures graphic organizer
In Two worlds: Educator's guide, page 2.5
As students read the article "Peoples of the Coastal Plain," this graphic organizer will help them develop an understanding of the cultures that existed in North Carolina's Coastal Plain hundreds of years ago.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Mountain cultures graphic organizer
In Two worlds: Educator's guide, page 2.4
As students read the article "Peoples of the Mountains," this graphic organizer will help them develop an understanding of the cultures that existed in North Carolina's mountains hundreds of years ago.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Carpentry skills
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 18
Carpenters in highland villages generally work with hand tools, using no electricity. Metal parts, generally now imported from the cities, are either forged in the village or bought pre-made from blacksmiths in larger towns. The man shown here is using a large...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Porters resting along the mountain trail
Porters resting along the mountain trail
A narrow mountain path lies ahead. The six people in front of a house are in different states of activity — some arriving, some resting. As is typical in Nepal, the porters transporting goods on their backs include both men and women. A few carry loads...
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A valley in Birethanti
A valley in Birethanti
Birethanti bazaar, seen from a nearby mountaintop, lies at the foot of a mountain by a cascading river. Mountain pathways meander along the riverside past the bazaar. To the right, a few thatched houses stand on the green hill, surrounded by terraced rice...
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Kali Gandaki flood plain
Kali Gandaki flood plain
A flood plain along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River in between the villages of Tukche and Kagbeni in the Mustang district of Nepal. The Kali Gandaki is one of the major rivers of Nepal and a left bank tributary of the Ganges in India. The headwaters of...
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Life in the mill villages
In North Carolina in the New South, page 3.3
By 1900, more than nine-tenths of textile workers lived in villages owned by the companies that employed them. Mill villages included stores, churches, and schools, but workers found ways to avoid too much dependence on their employers.
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By James Leloudis and Kathryn Walbert.
Water for drinking
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 16
This well, rimmed with a cement wall, is a community water source at Mai Chau. A red plastic pail suspended from a pole and washing basin are visible on the right. In the background, laundry is drying. Traditionally, Southeast Asian highlanders drew water...
By Lorraine Aragon.
A village on a hillside, terraced fields and white clouds
A village on a hillside, terraced fields and white clouds
Terraced rice fields cascade down the mountains around a group of houses in the village of Lumle in the Kaski district of Nepal. Bushes of soybean crops grow at the edges of the terraces. White clouds — it's monsoon time — hover on the horizon....
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Terraced fields of Naudanda, Nepal
Terraced fields of Naudanda, Nepal
Terraced fields in Naudanda, a village in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. While this mountain landscape may appear to be natural, it has been shaped by human labor. The rice terraces are built through generations of work. Deforestation...
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Winnowing by hand
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 12
Winnowing trays are round and generally plaited from bamboo strands woven tightly onto a rattan frame. In rural villages, they are made at home by members of every household along with most of their other farming and household tools. Rice grains that have...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Nepali woman at a community water tap
Nepali woman at a community water tap
A woman stands in front of a water spigot carrying a water pitcher inside a doko — a bamboo basket. The doko is held to her back by a strap across her forehead. Fetching water is one of many tasks done by women in Nepal. Water spigots like...
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Quick study: Mississippian Period
A “cheat sheet” covering basic information about the Mississippian Period and its key characteristics.
A two-room mill house
A two-room mill house
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A four-room mill house with gable
A four-room mill house with gable
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A three-room narrow mill house
A three-room narrow mill house
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Plans for a four-room mill house with gable
Plans for a four-room mill house with gable
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Plans for a three-room narrow mill house
Plans for a three-room narrow mill house
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