Lesson Plans

Carolina Charter (Lesson Plan)

An important document can be taught in a variety of ways: for its informational value, for its significance in history, or as an artifact.

Flights of the Wright Brothers (Lesson Plan)

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first machine-powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. With Orville aboard, the flight lasted about 12 seconds and covered 100 feet.

Futch Civil War Letters (Lesson Plan)

This lesson plan includes a letter from John Futch, Co. K, 3rd North Carolina Troops, to his wife Martha Ramsey Futch and a letter from Catherine Ramsey to Futch, her son-in-law.

George Moses Horton (Lesson Plan)

George Moses Horton was a slave who composed poetry and sold his poems to university students. His initial book was the first one published in the South by an African American.

Hang Down your Head (Lesson Plan)

On May 1, 1868 Tom Dula (pronounced Dooley) was hanged for the murder of Laura Foster. The hanging followed several sensational trials, including two in the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Maco Light (Lesson Plan)

Maco is a small crossroads west of Wilmington where the Manchester and Augusta Railroad crosses the road. In 1867 it was known as Farmers Turnout.