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The goal of this lesson plan is to teach high school students about the changing North Carolina agriculture industry in the 20th century, through the analysis of primary sources from the North Carolina State University Special Collections Archives. Some sources come from other archival repositories about agriculture.
The various primary sources included in the lesson plan correlate with the North Carolina Essential Standards, Social Studies - “American History II: The Founding Principles” because the sources complement the historic period and specific objectives: industrialization, urbanization, and the evolution of various perceptions of the “American Dream.”
This lesson plan is part of a larger exhibit project titled "Agricultural Empowerment in Academics, Research, and Extension." For more on this project visit the home page.
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“Empowerment in Education – Women, African Americans, and high school students in the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences” analyzes the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (SALS) dismantling of its educational hierarchy from the 1960s through the 1980s. The agricultural program originally privileged white males with educational empowerment in the advancing field of agriculture. From the 1960s to the 1980s, a new Associate’s degree program was opened, women were recognized as important members of the program, and SALS began to systematically recruit and retain African American students.
This exhibit is part of a larger project: Agricultural Empowerment in Academics, Research, and Extension.
Like many other women's organizations in 1960s America, State's Mates maintained a strong civic commitment, despite their characterization as a...