Looking for lessons or activities for your students that explore North Carolina history and culture? The Living History Classroom is published twice a year by the Tyron Palace Foundation and is available free of charge to schools and teachers. Issues include articles, short stories, puzzles and activities that utilize observational and critical thinking, research and discussion skills while celebrating the resources of Tryon Palace and its North Carolina History Center as well as New Bern and eastern North Carolina. The spring 2013 issue is all about food- how it’s produced, stored and prepared. It contains articles on learning how food was eaten before forks, spoons and plates; kitchen tools; North Carolina’s early experiences with beekeeping; barbecue facts; and how kitchen recipes evolved through combining America’s native foods with those brought to the states by African slaves and European settlers. Each issue contains a guide to show how each article and activity can align with the current grade-appropriate North Carolina Standard Course of Study. This issue is designed with the 4th-grade classroom in mind.
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