Educator Resources

The Ensuring Democracy Through Digital Access project is an online collection of NC government documents along with lesson plans and activities to provide the teacher/student with an experience in using primary sources in the classroom. The primary source collection features government documents pertaining to: African American History, Agriculture, Budgets & Financial Statements, Education, Environment, Health, Transportation, Public Documents of North Carolina, Session Laws, and Statistics. Through a digital format, these resources allow the teacher/student to interact with North Carolina government documents that otherwise would be unavailable to them all in one location.

Celebrating what's great: Creating a Classroom Fair

A lesson plan for grade 4
English, Reading, Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Mary-Craige Wells (Wells Elementary, Wilson, North Carolina)
PDF version: Celebrating what's great: Creating a Classroom Fair

A Mountain's Cure: Exploring Tuberculosis

A lesson plan for grade 4
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Global Awareness
By: Mary-Craige Wells of Wells Elementary, Wilson, North Carolina
PDF version: A Mountain's Cure: Exploring Tuberculosis

How to Help Your Community Using the Common Good to Make a Difference

A lesson plan for grade 3
Government and Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Julia (Julie) R. Foote of G R Whitfield Elementary School Grimesland, NC
PDF version: How to Help Your Community Using the Common Good to Make a Difference

What Did You Say Dear?

A lesson for grade 3
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Sheree Markley of Cape Hatteras Elementary School
PDF version: What Did You Say Dear?

North Carolina Then and Now

A lesson for grade 3
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Sheree Markley of Cape Hatteras Elementary School
PDF version: North Carolina Then and Now

Christmas Celebrations in North Carolina

A lesson for grade 3
Art
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Sheree Markley of Cape Hatteras Elementary School
PDF version: Christmas Celebrations in North Carolina

Get Off My Land! Comparing Your Land and My Land, How does location affect the people who live there?

A lesson plan for grade 4
Geography
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Environmental Literacy
By: Julia (Julie) R. Foote of G. R Whitfield Elementary School, Grimesland, NC
PDF version: Get Off My Land! Comparing Your Land and My Land, How does location affect the people who live there?

Mapping My Way across the North Carolina's Byways

A lesson for grade 4
Geography
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Environmental and Civic Literacy
By: Julia R. Foote of G R Whitfield Elementary School
PDF version: Mapping My Way across the North Carolina's Byways

Crafty People in North Carolina

A lesson plan for grade 4
Geography
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Sheree Markley of Cape Hatteras Elementary School
PDF version: Crafty People in North Carolina

North Carolina on the Move

A lesson plan for grade 4
History
Government & Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Julia R. Foote of G R Whitfield Elementary School
PDF version: North Carolina on the Move

Tryon Palace-Where History is Made Easy

A lesson plan for grade 4
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Julia R. Foote of G R Whitfield Elementary School
PDF version: Tryon Palace - Where History is Made Easy

Land for Sale: How Europeans affected the lands of the Native Cherokee Indians and was it a good deal?

A lesson for grade 4
History, Government & Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Julia (Julie) R. Foote of G R Whitfield Elementary School, Grimesland, NC
PDF version: Land for Sale: How Europeans affected the lands of the Native Cherokee Indians and was it a good deal?

You are What You Eat

A lesson for grade 4
Science
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Health Literacy
By: Sheree Markley of Cape Hatteras Elementary School
PDF version: You are What You Eat

What's the Buzz? Learning About Malaria

A lesson plan for K-1
Science
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Health Literacy
By: Mary-Craige Wells of Wells Elementary, Wilson, North Carolina
PDF version: What's the Buzz? Learning About Malaria

Was School Cool?

A lesson plan for K-2
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Mary-Craige Wells (Wells Elementary; Wilson, North Carolina)
PDF version: Was School Cool?

The Udder Life: Benefits of a Family Milk Cow

A lesson plan for Kindergarten
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literary. Global Awareness
By: Mary-Craige Wells of Wells Elementary, Wilson, NC
PDF version: The Udder Life: Benefits of a Family Milk Cow

Weighting for the World to Change

A lesson for grade 7
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Health Literacy
By: Michelle Swanger of Newport Middle School
PDF version: Weighting for the World to Change

There's an Epidemic at our School

A lesson plan for grade 7
Science
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Health Literacy
By: Valerie Mulé of Meadowview Middle School
PDF version: There's an Epidemic at our School

A Visit from the Governor

A lesson plan for grade 8
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Valerie Mulé of Meadowview Middle School
PDF version: A Visit from the Governor

Youth and Wages in North Carolina: Vocabulary in Context

A lesson plan for grade 8
English, Reading, or Language Arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Valerie Mulé of Meadowview Middle School
PDF version: Youth and Wages in North Carolina: Vocabulary in Context

Know Your Rights: Accessing Public Trust Waters

A lesson plan for grade 8
Government and Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Environmental Literacy
By: Cameron Braxton of Darden Middle School
PDF version: Know Your Rights: Accessing Public Trust Waters

The Polio Epidemic: Should we Enforce Mandatory Vaccinations

A lesson plan for grade 8
Government & Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Cameron Braxton of Darden Middle School
PDF version: The Polio Epidemic: Should we Enforce Mandatory Vaccinations

Eugenics and Euthanasia: Ethical Responses to the Demands of Society?

A lesson plan for grade 8
History, Government and Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Global Awareness
By: Cameron Braxton of Darden Middle School
PDF version: Eugenics and Euthanasia: Ethical Responses to the Demands of Society?

"X Marks the Spot": A Realistic Image of a Romantic Dream

A lesson plan for grade 8
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Global Awareness
By: Cameron Braxton of Darden Middle School
PDF version: "X Marks the Spot": A Realistic Image of a Romantic Dream

To Bee or not to Bee? The African Honey Bee in North Carolina

A lesson plan for grade 8
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Environmental Literacy
By: Denise C. Dooley of Albemarle Road Middle School, Charlotte, NC
PDF version: To Bee or not to Bee? The African Honey Bee in North Carolina

We're Outta Here! North Carolina Secedes

A lesson plan for grade 8
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Denise C. Dooley of Albemarle Road Middle School, Charlotte, NC
PDF version: We're Outta Here! North Carolina Secedes

With Liberty and Justice for All

A lesson plan for grade 8
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Denise C. Dooley of Albemarle Road Middle School, Charlotte, NC
PDF version: With Liberty and Justice for All

Friendship: My Famous Friend (From Slave to Seamstress)

A lesson plan or grade 8
Healthful Living
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Valerie Mulé of Meadowview Middle School
PDF version: Friendship: My Famous Friend (From Slave to Seamstress)

Does Mother Nature Know Best?-Modern Native American Health Issues

A lesson plan for grade 8
Science
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Health Literacy
By: Denise C. Dooley of Albemarle Road Middle School
PDF version: Does Mother Nature Know Best? - Modern Native American Health Issues

To Breathe or Not to Breathe

A lesson plan for grade 8
Healthful Living
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Environmental Literacy
By: Valerie Mulé of Meadowview Middle School
PDF version: To Breathe or Not to Breathe

Tolerance

A lesson plan for grade 8
Healthful Living
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Global Awareness
By: Valerie Mulé of Meadowview Middle School
PDF version: Tolerance

Reforms and Regulations

A lesson plan for grade 8
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Cameron Braxton of Darden Middle School
PDF version: Reforms and Regulations

Hear Ye, Hear Ye-Did you hear Me?

A lesson plan for grade 8
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Denise C. Dooley of Albemarle Road Middle School, Charlotte, NC
PDF version: Hear Ye, Hear Ye-Did you hear Me?

Assessing the Impact: Slavery and the Law

A lesson plan for grade 8
History (North Carolina)
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Denise C. Dooley of Albemarle Road Middle School
PDF version: Assessing the Impact: Slavery and the Law

Are you an Immigrant?

Powerpoint
Created by Valerie Mulé
PDF version: Are you an Immigrant?

A Visit from the Governor: How to Improve Education in our Schools

Powerpoint
Created by Valerie Mulé. ESL Teacher, Surry County Schools, NC
PDF version: A Visit from the Governor: How to Improve Education in our Schools

Understanding vocabulary (words) in context

Powerpoint
Created by Valerie Mulé. ESL Teacher, Surry County Schools, NC
PDF version: Understanding vocabulary (words) in context

Propaganda: An effective tool or brain-washing?

A lesson plan for grades 9, 10, or 11
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Themes: Civic literacy
By: Christy Cutts of East Chapel Hill High School
PDF version: Propaganda: An effective tool or brain-washing?

Educate the Masses?!

A lesson plan for grade 9
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic literacy
By: Christy Cutts of East Chapel Hill High School
PDF version: Educate the Masses?!

Democracy Now: Debating Forced Annexation in North Carolina

A lesson plan for grade 10
Government and Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Cameron Braxton of Darden Middle School
PDF version: Democracy Now: Debating Forced Annexation in North Carolina

Who Says I Can't Make Money Playing My Guitar?: The Economic Impact of Art in North Carolina

A lesson plan for grade 10
Government and Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: John Spicer of Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC
PDF version: Who Says I Can't Make Money Playing My Guitar?: The Economic Impact of Art in North Carolina

This Town's Trashy! A Mock Public Hearing on Garbage and Sanitation

A lesson plan for grade 10
Government and Civics
21st Interdisciplinary Theme: Environmental Literacy
By: John Spicer of Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC
PDF version: This Town's Trashy! A Mock Public Hearing on Garbage and Sanitation

The Disabled Have Rights, Too!

A lesson plan for grade 10
Government and Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Health Literacy
By: John Spicer of Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC
PDF version: The Disabled Have Rights, Too!

Replacement of Herbert C. Bonner Bridge (Oregon Inlet)

A lesson for grade 10
Government and Civics
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Financial, Economic, Business, & Entrepreneurial Literacy
By: Sheree Markley of Cape Hatteras Elementary School
PDF version: Replacement of Herbert C. Bonner Bridge (Oregon Inlet)

Our Ancestral Connections

A lesson plan for grade 11
English,Reading, or Language arts
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Global Awareness
By: Elizabeth Donnelly of East Duplin High School
PDF version: Our Ancestral Connections

The Creation and Loss of Civil Rights for African-Americans from 1870-1900: Practice DBQ work

A lesson plan for grade 11
Advanced Placement United States History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: Christy Cutts of East Chapel Hill High
PDF version: The Creation and Loss of Civil Rights for African-Americans from 1870-1900: Practice DBQ work

Rebel or Patriot?: A Debate on North Carolina's secession from the Union

A lesson plan for grade 11
History
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic literacy
By: Christy Cutts of East Chapel Hill High School
PDF version: Rebel or Patriot?: A Debate on North Carolina's secession from the Union

Got Change?: How Issues Facing North Carolina Have Changed Since 1869

A lesson plan for grade 11
History (United States)
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: John Spicer of Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC
PDF version: Got Change?: How Issues Facing North Carolina Have Changed Since 1869

Separate Is not Equal!

A lesson plan for grade 11
History (United States)
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: John Spicer of Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC
PDF version: Separate Is not Equal!

The Wilmington Race Riot: A Perspective of Change

A lesson plan for grade 11
History (United States)
21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme: Civic Literacy
By: John Spicer of Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC
PDF version: The Wilmington Race Riot: A Perspective of Change

Propaganda

Powerpoint
PDF version: Propaganda

Abolitionism and Sectionalism: The Road to the Civil War

Powerpoint
Created by Denise Dooley-Albemarle Road Middle School, Charlotte, NC
PDF version: Abolitionism and Sectionalism: The Road to the Civil War

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