Teachers Go Back to School for Institute on African American History

[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.]

Teachers Go Back to School for Institute on African American History

RALEIGH – It’s back-to-school for 25 teachers from North Carolina and Virginia during the week of July 25.  They will attend a week-long teacher institute, “Exploring African American Life and Culture,” at the N.C. Museum of History.

The historical record of African American life and activities can be scant.  During the week teachers will hear lectures from scholars, visit historic sites and museums, and participate in hands-on activities.  They will learn about African American history in North Carolina and the United States through many eras.  The use of primary sources for research from the North Carolina State Archives and the Library of Congress in the classroom will be a focus.

Tours of the N.C. Museum of History, Historic Stagville Plantation, Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, and the International Civil Rights Museum will provide information on how artifacts and historic sites can enhance the teaching of social studies.

The institute is sponsored by the Office of Archives & History and the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources; by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University (Pa.); and with assistance from the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro.

For additional information call (919) 807-7284.  The N.C. Museum of History, Office of Archives and History, and State Historic Sites are within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.