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Resources and Tools for Teachers and Educators

This page includes a list of services, programs and online collections to support teachers. Some are provided by the Government & Heritage Library, and others come from other institutions that provide quality programs and resources.

Services for Educators from the Government & Heritage Library

Field Trips and Tours: Schedule a trip to the Government and Heritage Library for your students. Field trips can focus on a particular subject or presented as an overview of the Library.

Personalized instruction session: Library staff can offer a specialized classroom instruction in person, at the library or through online video services.

Schedule a free 30 minute consultation with one of our librarians via Book-A-Librarian.

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Online Resources

NCpedia: Educator Resources Provides access to teacher resources such as lesson plans, fun activities, a comparison of NC teaching standards and NCpedia articles,  NC fast facts, printable bookmarks, and links to school projects that incorporate NCpedia resources.

Education Page: North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Find information on educational resources and offerings from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources including  State Parks, North Carolina Museum of of Art, State Historic Sites and so much more!

Education Portal: North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Search thousands of lesson and research guides, online activities and exhibits, field trip planners, articles and multimedia in one place. Browse resources by grade level, topic, type of resource, time period, keyword or DNCR division.

Lesson Guides from the State Archives of North Carolina The lesson guides pertain to citizens and events in North Carolina history, and draws from the State Archives collections.

National History Day in North Carolina Program designed to promote an interest in history among students, and to assist teachers in teaching history more effectively .

Primary Source Sets: Digital Public Library of America Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Each set includes a topic overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide