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A Missionary of English Civilization to the Piedmont: Backcountry Religion and One Manís Perspective

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Grade level: 9-12

During the mid-1700s, the North Carolina backcountry (now known as the Piedmont) was much different than Eastern North Carolina.  Anglican itinerant Charles Woodmason of Charleston, South Carolina, “a missionary of English civilization,” went to the backcountry to convert Piedmont farmers and bring stability and order to a region where religious dissidents lived.  This lesson plan includes four selections from Woodmason's sermons and reports, a reading worksheet, and discussion questions for advanced students.

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Civil War in North Carolina

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Grade level: 6-8

This lesson plan incorporates Bloom's taxonomy to teach students some of the main personalities and events of the Civil War in North Carolina.

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Discussion of the Lunsford Lane Narrative

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Grade level: 11-12, Post-Secondary

Lunsford Lane exhibited entrepreneurial talent as a child and a determination as an adult to buy his freedom.  In 1842 he published The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, his autobiography.  This lesson plan is best used after students have a general understanding of antebellum slavery and Southern history.

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North Carolina Council of State and State Symbols

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Grade level: 6-8

This lesson plan lists the members of the North Carolina Council of State and the official state symbols.

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Can God Be on Both Sides?: The Role of Religion and Politics during the North Carolina Regulation

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Grade level: 9-12

During the Regulator Rebellion of the late 1760s and early 1770s, backcountry Piedmont farmers  opposed the Eastern gentry and royal government officials in New Bern.  This lesson plan includes a sermon and a reminiscence that showcases how both sides laced political arguments with religious language or based their political and social beliefs on religious understandings.

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