Education Notebook

 African Americans in North Carolina Educator Notebook

The African American experience in North Carolina began at the same time as the European experience here. Together and separately, African Americans, American Indians, and European Americans formed communities for centuries. African Americans faced the immense struggle of creating and maintaining community in the face of enslavement, war, segregation, and prejudice. Over the years, they also fought and protested to maintain that community which has endured and grown, and today African Americans across the state share their unique heritage with others. Containing more than 50 articles from the award-winning Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine and over 40 lesson plans, this multidisciplinary Educator Notebook will enrich your exploration of North Carolina and American history. Endorsed by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission. For grades 3–12.

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Crafting Carolina Educator Notebook

Enrich your studies of North Carolina history and culture by connecting the past to crafts that are easy and fun to make in your classroom. Supply lists and instructions are provided on each page! Make copies as needed for your students and share accompanying histories to add meaning to the activities.


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North Carolina Women Making History Educator Notebook

For over 400 years, North Carolina women have been making history, each woman in her own way. Our newest Educator Notebook provides information on Women’s History in North Carolina for teachers to use as a resource, either as stand-alone units, or integrated into standard curriculum. Included is research from museum curators and educators and articles published in the Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine which are written for students in grades 4–12. Lesson plans and suggested activities complement many of the topics. Adaptable to multiple ages, they meet curriculum goals set forth by the NC Department of Public Instruction and connect to classes in national and world history, geography, economics, and the arts, and can be part of any unit of social studies. These 1,000+ pages are just the beginning of the ongoing story of the women whose contributions, choices, and daily lives make up our past and present, while shaping our future.

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