North Carolina history teachers are invited to join the NC Civic Education Consortium and the NC Museum of History for two exciting days exploring the distinct character and rich cultural heritage of the Tar Heel State. Throughout this two day event, attending teachers will explore the history of groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos in our state, as well as examine the regional and social diversity that makes North Carolina so unique.
Participants will broaden their content knowledge during presentations from scholars from area universities, interacting with field experts on topics ranging from the dialects and languages of North Carolina (from Outer Banks Hoi Toider speech to the Smoky Mountains Highland speech), to the history and heritage of enslaved Africans and African Americans and their foodways, to how immigration is changing the face of North Carolina, and so much more!
Participants will also spend time touring “The Story of North Carolina,” the NC History Museum’s acclaimed exhibit that traces life in North Carolina from its earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. More than 14,000 years of the state’s history unfold through fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations, dioramas, and hands-on interactive components.
Teachers will also participate in and receive sample lesson plans on the topics and themes covered throughout the two days, designed for easy implementation in 8th grade social studies, as well as dialogue with one another regarding ideas, resources and best practices for teaching North Carolina history.
In addition, teachers will learn about the wealth of resources available to them for teaching about North Carolina’s past and present from organizations such as LEARN NC and the NC Department of Cultural Resources (including the State Library, the Archives, NC State Historic Sites, National History Day, and the Freedom Roads project.)
For more information and to register for this exciting event, please visit the Program in the Humanities upcoming trainings page from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences.