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North Carolina Museum of History

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Articles

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These articles about North Carolina history were produced for a variety of educational programs, including the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association (THJHA) and the Newspapers in Education partnership.

How to get: The articles listed in this searchable database are available on our Web site as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. They can be read and printed from most computers. Learn how to read Acrobat files.

Cost: Free.

Note: The THJHA is one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the country. To learn how to start a THJHA club, go to http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/thjha/index.html.

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Classroom Activities

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You can print lesson plans, video activity guides, and other useful resources to use in your classroom. Relevant curriculum goals accompany each resource.

How to get: All activities in this database are available directly from our Web site as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. They can be read and printed from most computers. Learn how to read Acrobat files.

Cost: Free.

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Time Lines

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Our time lines provide a chronological overview of North Carolina history.

How to get: View time lines on our Web site. Follow the link to the individual History Highlights Web page.

Cost: Free.

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Videos

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North Carolina history videos are now available for free online! The Educational Media Center is changing, improving efficiency, and using the latest technology. Some of our most popular videos are now available online, where you can stream them on demand directly to your classroom. We will be updating others in the future.

How to get: Download our free on-demand videos at http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/streaming/.

Cost: Free.

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Virtual Scrapbooks

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During World War II, many people put together memory albums honoring service personnel and their families. Browse highlights from the scrapbook Mary White Garrison made to honor her husband, Robert Neal Garrison.

How to get: View online at http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/scrapbook/.

Cost: Free.

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At the Museum

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The museum offers guided tours, special programs each month, and festivals.

Programs can include music performances, demonstrations, discussions, and interactive presentations. To look at program listings by date, please see our Program Calendar. Our Press Releases page gives interesting overviews of the programs offered.

Tours are listed by grade level, with curriculum goals. Some tours are interactive and include touch items.

How to get: Visit the museum, located at 5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. For hours, directions, and a map, see http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/pav/GenInfoPAV.html.

Cost: Admission is free, as are most programs and tours. Please visit the Web site or call us at 919-807-7900 for details.

 

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Educator Notebooks

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These multidisciplinary tools are three-ring binders filled with a rich array of materials about North Carolina history. Designed for use in the classroom, they include teacher background materials, lesson plans, handouts, and additional resources. Choose the activities and information in the notebook that best meet your classroom goals.

How to get: To purchase a notebook, print, complete, and send a Media Center Kits and Notebooks Order Form, available at http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/collateral/OrderKits.pdf, or call 919-807-7995.

Cost: Notebooks are $15 each.

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History-in-a-Box Kits

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Bring the resources of the North Carolina Museum of History into your classroom through History-in-a-Box kits! These multidisciplinary teaching tools provide you with background materials, reproduction artifacts, lessons, and activities that tie North Carolina history with language arts, science, math, and visual art.

How to get: To borrow a kit for up to three weeks, print, complete, and send a Media Center Kits and Notebooks Order Form, available at http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/collateral/OrderKits.pdf, or call 919-807-7995.

Cost: Free (you pay return UPS shipping).

Please help the museum offset the cost of shipping with a voluntary contribution of $5 per kit (you also pay return UPS shipping). Teachers in the Raleigh area can save shipping costs by picking up and returning kits to the museum.

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Professional Development

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Our workshops cover a variety of interesting topics and offer innovative and stimulating staff development experiences for educators. Both on-site (at the museum) and online interactive workshops are offered.

Some workshops provide up to four continuing education credits (40 contact hours). Check with your district professional development coordinator for more information.

How to get:

Cost:

  • on-site workshop: $95 (may vary; check listings)
  • online workshop: $40 (may vary; check listings)

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Virtual Field Trips

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"Visit" the museum through the newest cutting-edge technology! Via live two-way videoconferencing, your class can take a virtual field trip to the Museum of History. These interactive programs allow students to see and touch reproduction artifacts and talk with a museum expert. Pre- and post-program classroom activities are provided.

Virtual field trips can take place through video-over-IP or at North Carolina Information Highway (NCIH) video sites. Please see the NCIH video sites list for a site near you. If using direct video-over-IP, please call 919-807-7972 to arrange a site test. Virtual field trips are also available outside North Carolina.

How to get: To schedule a virtual field trip, call 919-807-7972 or e-mail jerry.taylor@ncdcr.gov.

Cost: Free for in-state sites. Contact the museum for out-of-state fee information.

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