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The Story of Race in Charlotte Schools

The Story of Race in Charlotte Schools

In the 1970s, the public school system of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in North ... (more)

In the 1970s, the public school system of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in North Carolina was ordered by the federal courts to desegregate. The district then faced busing, lawsuits, protests, and riots during its struggle with the issue of racial quotas. The district is currently coping with the controversial plan to end busing for racial balance and return to a geographically-based student assignment plan. Listen to members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community candidly discuss race, desegregation, busing, and education as you experience the story of race in Charlotte's schools. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Stories of the American South
Provider:
UNC University Library
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Tobacco Bag Stringing Activity 1

Tobacco Bag Stringing Activity 1

In this activity, students will read background information on tobacco bag stringing, ... (more)

In this activity, students will read background information on tobacco bag stringing, and will be asked to analyze reports, worker profiles, and letters from the Tobacco Bag Stringing collection. They will respond by composing their own letter to President Roosevelt, supporting or opposing an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards act. The student project will demonstrate mastery of a variety of objectives, including creative writing, historical appreciation and criticism, recognition of bias, and incorporation of text and illustration reflecting primary source research. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Stories of the American South
Provider:
UNC University Library
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Tobacco Bag Stringing Activity 2

Tobacco Bag Stringing Activity 2

In this activity, students will read background information on tobacco bag stringing, ... (more)

In this activity, students will read background information on tobacco bag stringing, and will be asked to analyze worker profiles of tobacco bag stringers. They will also analyze food prices taken from a 1939 Reidsville, North Carolina, newspaper, and will create a grocery list for two of the workers and their families, based on income and expenses. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Stories of the American South
Provider:
UNC University Library
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Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression

Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression

Throughout the tobacco-growing regions of the American South during the Great Depression, ... (more)

Throughout the tobacco-growing regions of the American South during the Great Depression, individuals and families earned much-needed income by sewing drawstrings into small cotton tobacco bags. This website presents images and text from a report in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill documenting tobacco bag stringing work in North Carolina and Virginia in 1939. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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A Visit to Colonial North Carolina

A Visit to Colonial North Carolina

This lesson plan extends student learning about the colonial period in North ... (more)

This lesson plan extends student learning about the colonial period in North Carolina Social Sciences by incorporating primary sources from the Documenting the American South collection. After reading first-hand accounts of travelers to colonial America, students will create their own travel brochure advertising North Carolina. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Meghan Mcglinn
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Where Have We Been? Tracing Family through a Timeline of National History

Where Have We Been? Tracing Family through a Timeline of National History

This lesson plan introduces students to examples of how wars and technological ... (more)

This lesson plan introduces students to examples of how wars and technological developments have impacted the movement of people throughout United States and world history. Students will learn about the effects of political, technological, and geographical issues on the population of one North Carolina community. Listening to oral histories by North Carolinians, students will hear first hand accounts about the impact of wars and road building on Madison County. Using a timeline depicting events and changes over two hundred years of national and regional history, students will begin to connect historical events with the people they impacted. They will then investigate where their families fit into history in both time and place. After researching their family history, students will create a timeline of their own depicting where their relatives were at important junctures in history. Through discussion with classmates, they will consider what was happening throughout the country and the world at different points in time. The oral history, timeline, and discussion exercises will emphasis the personal impact of political and technological change. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Stories of the American South
Provider:
UNC University Library
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Why Is the Past Important?

Why Is the Past Important?

Students learn the importance of their past by bringing in a personal ... (more)

Students learn the importance of their past by bringing in a personal object from their own life and explain its significance. This lesson plan is a part of Intrigue of the Past: North Carolina's First Peoples made available by the UNC-CH Research Laboratories of Archaeology. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
UNC Archaeology
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You Ate What??

You Ate What??

After reading the novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich ... (more)

After reading the novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque, students will use primary sources to relate Paul's experience to the life of a North Carolina soldier. Students will create their own primary source journal entry. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Kari Siko
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