North Carolina: A Search for Identity

Mark Surratt, Fourth Grade, Providence Spring Elementary School

Final Unit(pdf)   Implementing Teaching Standards(pdf)


This unit is designed to introduce fourth grade teachers to a more contemporary approach to teaching the North Carolina Social Studies curriculum while simultaneously building content knowledge, specifically on the subject of North Carolina’s development as a state with an independent identity. The goal of this unit is to help seasoned teachers move toward student-centered social studies instruction and help new teachers quickly build content knowledge while practicing best teaching methods.