Is a field trip to Raleigh a little out of reach? Is it too far or too expensive? Well, you can bring Raleigh and history to your school through the North Carolina Museum of History.
Tar Heel Junior Historians:
Authorized by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1953, THJHA is sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History, part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The association is a network of FREE clubs across the state, with members in grades 4–12. Each club must have at least one adult adviser.
Don't have time for a club? Make every student in 4th grade or 8th grade a member and integrate resources from THJHA into lessons. Collaborate with a teacher to do some lessons. Every "member" gets 2 free print magazines a year featuring the stories of North Carolina. They also get a membership card and a membership sticker as well.
Videos on Demand:
Have you seen some of the videos available from the museum? Learn about the Native Americans in North Carolina, our role in the American Revolution or learn about the history of movies in our state. These videos and more are available on the NC Museum of History Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/outreachmoh1
History in a Box Kits:
Bring the resources of the North Carolina Museum of History into your classroom through History-in-a-Box kits! These multidisciplinary teaching tools provide you with the background materials, reproduction artifacts, lessons, and activities that tie North Carolina history with language arts, science, math and visual art.
All kits are available for loan for three weeks. There is no rental fee, however the user is responsible for paying return shipping, typically between $10-$15 per kit. Teachers in the Raleigh area can save shipping costs by picking up and returning kits to the museum.
If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Media Center at 919-807-7984 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about "Bits of NC History" through short podcasts, beginning with early exploration all the way through the 20th Century. Learn about government, Native peoples, industry and more.
Would you like to dig deeper? The NC Museum of History offers professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers both online and face-to-face. To see a list of offerings, check here: Professional Development
Have students visit the Museum virtually through a series of interactive online exhibits. Navigate the experiences of North Carolinians through the Civil Rights Era, learn about the evolution of health and healing experiences in our state, or learn about weapons, flags and other artifacts from the Civil War.
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