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Teaching suggestions: African and African American storytelling
These teaching suggestions present a variety of ways to work with an article about African and African American storytelling traditions in the context of American slavery. Suggested activities span a wide range of possibilities and offer opportunities for a variety of learning styles.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 7–8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Teaching suggestions: Families in colonial North Carolina
These teaching suggestions present a variety of ways to work with an article about families in colonial North Carolina. Suggested activities span a wide range of possibilities and offer opportunities for a variety of learning styles.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Teaching suggestions: Firsthand accounts of the Tuscarora War
These teaching suggestions present ideas for working with two primary source accounts of the Tuscarora War. Suggested activities span a wide range of possibilities and offer opportunities for a wide variety of learning styles.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Teaching suggestions: Governing the Piedmont
This set of teaching suggestions was designed to help students understand an article about the colonial government of the Piedmont.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 and 11 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Teaching suggestions: The North Carolina Gazette and Poor Richard's Almanack
This list of teaching suggestions will support students' understanding of how information was disseminated during the colonial era, as they read an article about North Carolina's first newspaper and a series of colonial-era excerpts from Poor Richard's Almanack.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Teaching suggestions: The Tuscarora War
These teaching suggestions will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about the Tuscarora War. Suggestions include a role-play activity with step-by-step instructions and a list of leading discussion questions.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Elementary activity four
In this activity for grades 3–5, students will read and evaluate a primary source letter from the Tobacco Bag Stringing collection. This should be done after Activity one, which is the introductory activity about tobacco bag stringing. Students will investigate the influence of technology, and its lack, on the tobacco bag stringers. They will do a role play/debate in which they will assume the roles of owners of companies and other people that were involved in the issue.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Elementary activity one
This activity for grades 3–6 will help students understand what tobacco bag stringing was and why it was important to communities in North Carolina and Virginia. Students will read and analyze an adapted introductory article about tobacco bag stringing.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Elementary activity three
In this activity for grades 3–6, students will read and evaluate primary source letters from the Tobacco Bag Stringing collection. This should be done after Activity one, which is the introductory activity about tobacco bag stringing.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity five
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will evaluate primary source photographs from the tobacco bag stringing collection and some of Lewis Hine's photographs.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity four
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will examine primary source photographs and biographical information that were collected for the Virginia-Carolina Service Corporation to set up a data record.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity one
This activity for grades 7–12 will help students understand what tobacco bag stringing was and why it was important to communities in North Carolina and Virginia. Students will read and analyze an introductory article about tobacco bag stringing.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–10 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity six
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will read and evaluate primary source stories from the Federal Writer’s Project.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity three
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will evaluate primary source photographs from the Tobacco Bag Stringing collection.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity two
In this lesson, students will read and evaluate primary source letters from the Great Depression about the effects of the Fair Labor Standards Act on North Carolina's tobacco bag stringers.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Turpentine, pitch, rosin, and tar — OR — Can you buy a navy in a naval store?
In this lesson plan, students examine three primary sources related to naval stores and participate in a discussion designed to help them understand the significance of naval stores in colonial North Carolina.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Two worlds: Educator's guide
Lesson plans and activities to be used with "Two Worlds: Prehistory, Contact, and the Lost Colony" -- the first part of a North Carolina history textbook for secondary students.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Understanding Cary's Rebellion
This lesson plan will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about Cary's Rebellion in the North Carolina digital history textbook.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Understanding Charlotte Hawkins Brown's rules for school
In this lesson plan, students read a primary source document that lists rules for proper school behavior, written by Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a teacher who dedicated her life to improving the educational opportunities of African Americans in North Carolina in the early 20th century. Students analyze the rules in the context of the racial politics of the era and in the context of progressive education.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–10 Social Studies)
By Jamie Lathan.
Understanding Culpeper's Rebellion
In this lesson plan, students read an article about Culpeper's Rebellion and participate in a role-playing activity designed to help them understand the causes for and implications of this historical event.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.