Social studies is a big and sometimes unwieldy subject. Given with the massive body of content in the field and differentiation among pedagogical approaches, social studies educators have the space to be creative and expressive. There are certainly some agreed upon aims in social studies. In fact, there is something approaching consensus that social studies should aim to prepare young people for citizenship. But, what that process entails is a point of considerable disagreement. In a course on…See More
Norman Rockwell's Family Tree 1959 Chronicling America: The Art of Norman Rockwell, an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art, features 40 original Rockwell illustrations and 323 Saturday Evening Post covers. The comments below are contrasting analytical readings of illustrations. For each comment, one of the readings is representational and the other oppositional. The representational readings focus on what meets the eye…See More
1507 Martin Waldseemüller map Online at the Library of Congress hereC-Span Book Talk with Toby Lester on his book The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name (Free Press, November 3, 2009). Available online at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PartofThe North Carolina Historical Map Overlay Project at…See More
These are bird's eye view maps from the David Rumsey collection
Carolina Power and Light (CP&L) Photograph Collection, Ph.C.68
295 images - 1900-1975
"This collection is an especially good source of early 20th century photographs of cities across North Carolina, especially Raleigh."