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History Programs

Our history programs are designed to promote student investigation and critical thinking. Programs include age-appropriate activities and encourage student participation. All programs meet learning standards outlined in North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study.

Pre-K History Programs

Pre-K history programs are educational presentations designed to accommodate audiences up to 100. Presentations focus on North Carolina History and include hands-on audience participation. Pre-K programs are designed for children 3 - 5 years of age. Programs are 30 - 45 minutes long.

A Pirate's Life for Me - Explore the golden age of piracy as we explore life on a ship, weaponry, and navigation techniques such as sextants, compasses, and maps. Students learn about historic pirates of North Carolina.
$7 per person

Native Americans of the Coastal Plain – Students learn about Native American life in eastern North Carolina. Topics include diet, hunting, shelter, and social structure. Students are able to handle Native American artifacts from the Coastal Plain region.
$7 per person

 

School Age History Programs

Our history programs are designed to teach your student to think like historians as they explore various time periods in North Carolina’s past. Programs are differentiated by grade level in accordance with NC Essential Standards.  *Please specify if you would like certain standards addressed in our program. Presentations are action-packed and rely on volunteers from the audience. Programs are 45 minutes.

A Pirate's Life for Me – Students explore the Golden Age of Piracy as they learn about life on a ship, weaponry, and navigation use a sextant to navigate the seas from the Carolinas to the Caribbean. Students learn about historic pirates of North Carolina. K.C.1.2, K.C&G.1.2, K.G.1.1-K.G.1.3, 1.C&G.1.1-1.C&G.1.2; 1.E.1.1; 1.E.1.3; 1.G.1.1-1.G.1.3; 1.G.2.1-1.G.2.3; 2.C.1.2; 2.E.1.2-2.E.1.4; 2.G.1.1; 2; 2.H.1.1; 2.H.1.3; 3.E.1.1-3.E.1.2; 3.G.1.2-3.G.1.5; 3.H.1.1; 3.H.2.1-3.H.2.2; 4.E.1.1-4.E.1.4; 4.G.1.3; 4.H.1.2-4.H.1.4; 5.C.1.3-5.C.1.4; 5.H.1.2-5.H.1.2; 5.G.1.1

Serves up to 100 people
$7 per person

Digging in the Dirt: Archaeology & Paleontology – Students learn about the past by exploring just below the surface. Students learn the difference between archaeology and paleontology and the importance of context as they examine artifacts and fossils. Students interpret archaeological sites and search for fossils.  (Pre-K and up) K.C.1.2; K.G.1.3; K.H.1.1; K.H.1.3; K.L.1; 1.G.1.1-1.G.1.3; 1.G.2.1-1.G.2.3; 1.H.1.1; 1.L.1; 2.E.1.4; 2.G.1.1; 2.G.2.1; 2.H.1.1; 2.H.1.3; 2.L.1; 2.L.2.2; 3.C.1.3; 3.G.1.2; 3.G.1.4; 3.H.1.1; 3.H.1.3; 3.H.2.1-3.H.2.2; 3.E.1.1-3.E.1.2; 4.E.2; 4.G.1.1; 4.G.1.3; 4.H.1.3; 4.L.1; 5.C.1.2; 5.G.1.1; 5.L.2; 5.L.3

Serves up to 30 people
$9 per person

Life in Colonial North Carolina - Students discover what life was like for the first North Carolinians. We focus on colonial society, clothing, jobs, diet, government, religion, and relationships with Native Americans. We study the Tuscarora tribe and how it was affected by the arrival of European settlers. Students are able to handle Native American artifacts from the Coastal Plain region.  4.C.1.1-4.C.1.2; 4.C&G.1.3; 4.E.1.3-4.E.1.4; 4.G.1.2-4.G.1.3; 4.H.1.2-4.H.1.4; 5.C.1.1-5.C.1.4; 5.E.1.1; 5.G.1.1-5.G.1.2; 5.G.1.4; 5.H.1.1-5.H.1.3

Serves up to 100 people
$7 per person

 

NC Standard Course of Study

Our staff takes great care to consider the NC Standard Course of Study for both science and social studies. The table indicates curriculum objectives met by our programs for Pre-K and grades K through 8th.