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Colonial and State Records Of North Carolina: Lesson Plans

Conflicts in North Carolina Colonial History: Tuscarora War (Lesson 1)
In this lesson the class will examine primary source documents and secondary sources to answer the questions who, what, when, where and why about the Tuscarora War.

Conflicts in North Carolina Colonial History: Culpepper's Rebellion
Independently students will examine primary source documents and secondary sources to answer the questions who, what, when, where and why about the Culpepper's Rebellion.

Introduction to Colonial Times
Students will be introduced to different types of sources, examine primary sources in detail, define colony and learn when the colonial time period was in relation to other historical events.

Land of Milk and Honey Relocated or Not (Lesson 1)
In this lesson students will brainstorm reasons people leave their homes and move somewhere else. After discussing modern day reasons for migration students will explore the motives of early settlers to immigrate to colonial North Carolina. Motives will be explored using a primary source, specifically letters from potential settlers asking for permission to come to the land of "milk and honey".

Land of Milk and Honey (Lesson 2)
Using primary sources students will examine the use of propaganda and how it influenced people's decisions to immigrate to the colonies.

Land of Milk and Honey Relocated or Not (Lesson 3)
Using primary sources students will read about the establishment of the city of New Bern, North Carolina. The students will also use maps to draw conclusions about what was read.

Moravians in North Carolina
In this lesson students will explore groups that moved to North Carolina from other colonies. Time will be spent discussing the influence the Moravians had on colonial North Carolina. Students will also research the buildings that were a part of an early Moravian town.

Native Americans Original Natives of Colonial North Carolina
Students will explore different groups of Native Americans that inhabited the lands of North Carolina prior to the colonist's arrival. Students will also examine how colonists interacted with the Native Americans after the colonists arrived in North Carolina.

North Carolina: A Pirates Safe Haven
Students will examine written records regarding the presence of pirates off the coast of the North Carolina colony. Using primary source documents, the students will discover that North Carolina did not discourage pirates from living along the coast. Economic and social reasons for harboring pirates will be explored.

Pirates of the Carolinas
Students will examine written records regarding famous pirates living in the Carolinas. Students will learn about the lives of Blackbeard, Anne Bonney and Mary Reade.

Politics and Economics of Land Settlement in Colonial North Carolina
Using a primary source, students will examine the political nature of land settlement in North Carolina. The influence the economy had on land settlement will also be highlighted. Students will also learn about colonial industry in North Carolina.