Supporting Education with North Carolina Curricula and Content
The North Caroliniana Society is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) and Carolina K-12, a program of Carolina Public Humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill, on a one-year project called “Supporting Education with North Carolina Curricula and Content (SENCCC). SENCCC addresses the need for resources for students and educators for articles, images, digital primary sources, educational activities aligned with the North Carolina Essential Standards, and more by expanding, updating, and further developing ANCHOR (A North Carolina History Online Resource). ANCHOR is a trusted digital textbook originally developed by UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Education and available online at https://www.ncpedia.org/anchor/anchor.
Through this project, ANCHOR will grow to include:
- At least 60 new articles about North Carolina, focusing on those areas of history educators prioritize as being of greatest need, including Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and the Cold War
- A minimum of 80 digitized primary sources, images, video, and interactive features, to provide historical context and interest
- New and updated activities and lesson plans that have been tied to the NC Essential Standards in Social Studies and have been vetted by educators
ANCHOR will continue to be freely available online, and thus, accessible to students, educators, and researchers everywhere.
Funding from the North Caroliniana Society makes this project possible by covering the development of new articles, activities, lesson plans, videos, interactive features, and more into ANCHOR for those North Carolina topics educators have indicated to be of greatest need for their classrooms.