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Outreach and Classroom Programs

Bring the Museum to your school or community center with our educational and tailored programs. A Museum educator will visit your classroom to facilitate, or you can order the materials to lead your own lesson. with 6 different topics available (descriptions below), these programs present an integrated social studies curriculum that addresses both the Common Core and NC Essential standards covering history, civics and governance, geography, culture and use of informational texts.

Programs are targeted to specific grade levels:

Elementary grade students will learn to understand individual, political, economic and social influences on regions; analyze chronology of key historical events; use historical thinking skills; and understand location and impact of diverse cultures in North Carolina and the U.S.

  • Grades: 3, 4, 5
  • Objectives: 3.H.1, 3.H.2, 3.E.1, 3.C&G.2, 3.C.1, 4.G1, 4.E.1, 4.C.1, 5.C&G.2

 

Middle grade students will learn to understand individual, political, economic and social influences on regions, use historical thinking skills; and understand location and impact of diverse cultures as well as how conflict and compromise affected North Carolina and the U.S.

  • Grades: 6, 7, 8
  • Objectives: 6.H.1, 6.H.2, 7.H.1, 7.C.1, 8.H.1, 8.H.2, 8.H.3, 8.C&G.1, 8.C&G.2, 8.C.1

 

ALL GRADES (3-12)

  • Common Core Literacy in History/Social Studies and Informational Texts

 

To schedule one of our outreach programs please contact Kamille Bostick, VP of Education at kbostick@museumofthenewsouth.org or 704.333.1887 ext.238. Please provide grade level, number of students (maximum of 35 students), program topic and three possible dates for the program. Two weeks advance notice is required.

 

 

Changing Places

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Courage in the Community

Meet the De Laine Family from Clarendon County, South Carolina, merely 100 miles from Charlotte. Learn about their fight for a school bus and how their fight became part of a Supreme Court case that ended legal segregation between races.
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Discover history through primary sources. This presentation gives participants an interactive overview of primary sources, making it great for middle and high school students.
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Music & Black Southern History

What can Negro Spirituals, Blues, Jazz and Hip-Hop teach us about black southern history? Read and listen to lyrics from the past 150 years to see history through the eyes of black singers and musicians.
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Destination Freedom

The years 2013 – 2015 mark important anniversaries in the Civil Rights Movement. The March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963; the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and murder of four young girls in Birmingham on September 15, 1963; the signing of the Civil Rights Act ending segregation in public places on July 2, 1964; and the passing of the Voting Rights Act which opened the ballot box to all on August 6, 1963.
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