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Slavery across North Carolina
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Slavery across North Carolina

Often our impression of slavery is one of slaves toiling in the ... (more)

Often our impression of slavery is one of slaves toiling in the fields of a large plantation, but slaves in North Carolina had diverse experiences. Although some North Carolina slaves did work on large plantations, many more worked on small farms. Others labored as skilled artisans, performed domestic work, worked in the shipping industry near the coast, or were able to “hire out” their time and work for themselves. In this lesson, students will read excerpts from slave narratives written by North Carolinians from different parts of the state. Taking what they’ve learned from the narratives, students will then create a map illustrating the differing types of labor associated with each region. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Dayna Durbin Gleaves
Slavery in North Carolina
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Slavery in North Carolina

North Carolina, like other Southern states, relied on slavery to build its ... (more)

North Carolina, like other Southern states, relied on slavery to build its economy during the 18th and 19th centuries. Slaves across the state raised crops, did domestic chores, constructed new buildings, sailed ships, and performed countless other jobs, all for no pay. The slave trade separated many families, and punishment and violence were all too common. Despite the extreme hardship of slavery, enslaved blacks in North Carolina created a strong culture that combined their experiences as slaves with elements of African and West Indian traditions. Read the stories of slaves who lived in North Carolina to better understand what their lives were like. The excerpts here are taken from the North American Slave Narratives collection from Documenting the American South, which holds over 200 autobiographies by slaves or ex-slaves. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Provider:
UNC University Library
Provider Set:
Stories of the American South
Southeast Coast False Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS (Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville)
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Southeast Coast False Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS (Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville)

Transitions between relatively cloud free scenes of the southeast coast from Cape ... (more)

Transitions between relatively cloud free scenes of the southeast coast from Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville, using true color land and clouds with false color-chlorophyll water images, all from SeaWiFS (less)

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Science and Technology
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Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Gene Feldman
Jesse Allen
Southeast Coast SeaWiFS False Color Stills: Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville
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Southeast Coast SeaWiFS False Color Stills: Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville

SeaWiFS false color (chlorophyll-phytoplankton levels) ocean and true color land of the ... (more)

SeaWiFS false color (chlorophyll-phytoplankton levels) ocean and true color land of the southeast coast of the United States for 36 dates from September 15, 1997 to August 2, 1998 (less)

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Science and Technology
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Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Gene Feldman
Jesse Allen
Southeast Coast True Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS (Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville)
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Southeast Coast True Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS (Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville)

Transitions between relatively cloud free true color scenes of the southeast coast ... (more)

Transitions between relatively cloud free true color scenes of the southeast coast from Cape Hatteras to Jacksonville, from SeaWiFS (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Gene Feldman
Jesse Allen
Spirituals and the power of music in slave narratives
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Spirituals and the power of music in slave narratives

In this lesson, students will read short excerpts from slave narratives describing ... (more)

In this lesson, students will read short excerpts from slave narratives describing the importance of music in the lives of slaves. Students will then learn about spirituals through listening to songs and discussing the value of music. This lesson could also work well as a collaborative unit with the music teacher. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Dayna Durbin Gleaves
The Story of Child Labor in the Cotton Mills
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The Story of Child Labor in the Cotton Mills

The textile industry spread like wildfire across the South in the years ... (more)

The textile industry spread like wildfire across the South in the years following Reconstruction. Dozens of mills across North and South Carolina drew workers from rural and mountain farms, who traded in farm life for life in the mill village. There, workers lived in homes rented out by the mill, shopped in stores run by the mill, and went to church and school in structures built by the mill. The mill owners often tried to cultivate a sense of family in the mill village. This "family" included the children of the village, who very often left school to work in the cotton mills alongside their parents and siblings. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Provider:
UNC University Library
Provider Set:
Stories of the American South
The Story of Race in Charlotte Schools
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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
Provider:
UNC University Library
Provider Set:
Stories of the American South
Tobacco Bag Stringing Activity 1
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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
Provider:
UNC University Library
Provider Set:
Stories of the American South
Tobacco Bag Stringing Activity 2
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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
Provider:
UNC University Library
Provider Set:
Stories of the American South
Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
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A Visit to Colonial North Carolina
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Meghan Mcglinn
Where Have We Been? Tracing Family through a Timeline of National History
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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
Provider:
UNC University Library
Provider Set:
Stories of the American South
Why Is the Past Important?
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
UNC Archaeology
You Ate What??
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Kari Siko