Teaching American History in North Carolina (TAHNC) was a program that helped social studies teachers connect the Cape Fear region’s rich local history with the history of our nation. TAH NC was in existence from Fall 2009 to Fall 2012.
TAH NC's last workshop, “Best Practices,” showcased some of the best classroom tools gained throughout the program.
For more information about the workshop view this PDF: Teaching American History in North Carolina Social Studies Best Practices Workshop
All Lesson Plans Posted
TAH NC Lesson Plans were created by teachers who participated in the grant workshops. Lesson plans were prepared for grade levels K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The lesson categories are listed below.
Please review the approved lesson plans for use in your classroom after you have read and/or used them.
Teachers created lesson plans for the following areas:
- Colonial Era
- American Revolutionary Era
- Founding Era
- Westward Expansion, Slavery, and Sectionalism
- Civil War
- Gilded Age
- Progressive Era
- Second Industrial Revolution
- 1898 Wilmington Race Riots
- Immigration to the United States
- Black Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights
- Women and the Struggle for Civil Rights
- Scopes Trial
- World War I
All Online Trunks Posted
Trunks: 1898 | American South | American Civil War | Westward Expansion, Slavery and Sectionalism | Reconstruction | Women's History and Women's Liberation Movement | World War I | Islam in America | View ALL Online Trunk Topics
Lectures Available Online
TAH NC provided a history lecture series to TAH NC participants and other area teachers as part of an in-service professional development activity.
TAH NC lectures were free and open to the public, and took place each semester from Spring 2010 to Spring 2012.
The lectures were hosted on the University of North Carolina Wilmington's campus, and they coincided with TAH NC weekend content seminars. Speakers were chosen for the relevance of their expertise to the classroom needs of each year's cohort of TAH NC teachers.
The archived lecture pages provide pictures, podcasts, and resources from the lectures.
TAH NC Reviewed by TeachingHistory.org!
Please note the new link "Reviewed by TeachingHistory.org" to TeachingHistory.org on the left side of our homepage (under the Facebook, Blog, and Podcast links).
TeachingHistory.org provides Teaching Materials, History Content, and Best Practices for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
Read the 2010 article, "Project Spotlight: Teaching American History in North Carolina" by TeachingHistory.org.
Dr. Diana Pasulka, University Coordinator, and Cara Ward, Project Director for TAH in North Carolina
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Online Trunks provide links to online primary resources that you can use in the classroom. Online Trunk topics include American Indians, the Colonial Era, the American Revolution, the Founding Era, the American South, and many more. View ALL of our Online Trunks now!