Live Streaming Program for Students
Check out our last live streaming event, African American Life and Culture in North Carolina History, which was recorded on February 15, 2017. North Carolina Museum of History educator Sally Bloom, museum curator Earl Ijames, and director Michelle Lanier of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission led this interactive class from the museum’s chronology exhibit, The Story of North Carolina. See some “stuff” from our past and “meet” people from our history who helped shape our present.
Check out our Educator Notebook, African Americans in North Carolina History.
Did you miss the live “American Indians in North Carolina” event? Watch it here.
Distance Learning in the Classroom
“Visit” the Museum of History through Distance Learning classes that are ready when you are! Our distance learning programs explore topics in North Carolina’s past where students participate in hands-on history opportunities. Due to the increasing popularity of our Distance Learning program, we are currently unable to mail materials to classes/groups (in public, private, or home-based schools) of fewer than 10 students. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but encourage you to use the digital version of the classes.
Educators have two ways to participate in one of these FREE! Distance Learning programs.
1: Complete the registration form, request the DIGITAL format for the program, download the pdf of class materials, prepare any copies you need, and start the video!
2: Complete the registration form, request the MAILED format for the program. Please be sure to list the Friday shipping date(s) that you are requesting and note that the date you are requesting may not be available; should this happen we will be in contact with you with alternative options and remember you may always use the digital format. We will ship you all the class materials, including the hands-on replica artifacts or cultural objects, as well as the LINK to the program video. When you receive the shipment, read the instructions and start the video! You must pay return cost of shipping. Raleigh area teachers can pick up the hands-on objects at the museum.
Most programs can be completed in 45 minutes to an hour. Check back for 9 additional distance learning programs coming soon!
American Indians in North Carolina
Explore the fascinating history and contemporary culture of North Carolina's American Indian communities. Students will learn and share information about the state's tribes through small group activities, video clips, and class discussion. Focus I includes closer examination of the Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Sappony, and Waccamaw-Siouan tribes. Focus II emphasizes the Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, and Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation tribes. Grades 3–5.