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What happened in North Carolina today?

Sep 16, 2013

Stories about N.C. told in 200 words. To receive the stories, just SIGN UP here:http://www.ncdcr.gov/thisdaync. That’s the gist of “This Day in North Carolina History.” Written to be read aloud on radio. Delivered as daily blogs with Illustrations and links to additional resources. Available to anyone who signs up. The NC Department of Cultural Resources

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Sep 07, 2013

September 17, 1787 became the birthday of the U.S. Constitution when delegates to the Constitutional Convention, convened in Philadelphia, met for the last time to sign the document they had created. North Carolina became the 12th of the thirteen original states to sign the Constitution on November 21, 1789, and, the following May, Rhode Island became

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Comics: “Little Drawings” (and Few Words), “Big Ideas”

Sep 03, 2013

By Sandra Cook, NC NIE School’s starting! How do I know? Newspapers tell me so. Ads feature “Back to School” sales. Photos feature parents and children at bus stops and in classrooms, and teachers are shown setting up rooms and greeting students. Stories reflect on writers’ past experiences as students and teachers, and opinion writers

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Teachable Moments: Historic Events

Aug 28, 2013

By Sandra Cook, NC Newspapers in Education The anniversary of the March on Washington held August 28, 1963 offers parents and teachers a “teachable moment.” One example found on the web describes a NC parent, a father from Statesville, age 40, who took his three children to the recent March on Washington to make the

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