Fourth Grade North Carolina: Geography and History
The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our newest 45-60 minute program developed for fourth grade students to enhance their study of North Carolina.
With the assistance of North Carolina educators, our in-school field trip was developed to support the NC Course of Study competency goals and objectives and to engage students in a fun way through the use of photographs, artifacts, historical costumes and traditional entertainment.
Students will learn about the geographic regions, landforms and natural resources of North Carolina. They will explore how the changing needs of its people impacted social, economic and political institutions. The experiences and contributions of many diverse North Carolinians will be shared. Each student will participate as a part of history, by being dressed up and introduced as an historical figure, beginning with the Native Americans and continuing to the present.
The following four North Carolina programs are offered:
|Coastal Plains||Piedmont as a Colony|
|Native Americans – Croatan, Roanoac||Native Americans – Pee Dee, Saponi, Waxhaw, Catawba|
|Queen, King, Colonists, Pirates||Moravians – Girls of Salem|
|Revolutionary Soldiers – Loyalist, Patriot, Militia||Scots-Irish – Spratts, Polks, Daniel Boone|
|Civil War Soldiers – Confederate, Union||Patriots – Captain Jack, General William R. Davie|
|Innovators – Wright Brothers, Pharmacist Bradham||Loyalist – General Cornwallis|
|Armed Service Members – Army, Marine, Air Force||Militia – Patriots, Loyalists|
|Farmers – Livestock, Cash Crop||NC Governor, Citizens|
|Mountain Region||Piedmont as a State|
|Native Americans – Cherokee||Presidents – Andrew Jackson and James Polk|
|Scots-Irish – Daniel Boone||Settlers – Conrad Reed|
|Cherokee – Dragging Canoe, Tsali, Sequoia||Civil War Soldiers – Confederate and Union|
|Innovators – Elisha Mitchell, George Van der Bilt||President – Andrew Johnson|
|Miners, Musicians, Park Rangers||Tabacco Icons – James Duke, JR Reynolds|
|Crafters, Farmers||College Students – Duke, NC State, UNC|
|College students – Appalachian, WCU||Businesses – Doctors, Bankers, Pilot, Sport Fans|
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Union, Lincoln, Cabarrus and Stanley County schools have made our programs available to their students using school funds, PTA support, student payments, and/or grant money.
The cost is $5 a student per program with a minimum charge of $250 per program.
We also offer Africa, Australia, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Native Americans, the Netherlands and Peru at $5 a student.
We have presented fourth grade programs at the following schools:
|Bain Elementary||Italy, Mexico|
|Beverly Woods Elementary||China, Italy, Mexico, Native American|
|Beverly Woods Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|Catawba Springs Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Mountains|
|Chesterbrook Academy Ballantyne||Mexico|
|Elizabeth Traditional||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont State|
|Harrisburg Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|Hawkridge Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|Lincoln Heights Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont State|
|Marvin Elementary||Africa, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Peru|
|Matthews Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|McAlpine Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State|
|McKee Road Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|Pitts School Road Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|Shamrock Garden Elementary||China|
|St. Matthews Catholic School||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|United Faith Academy||Native American|
|United Faith Academy||NC – Coast|
|University Park Elementary||NC – Coast, NC – Piedmont Colonial, NC – Piedmont State, NC – Mountains|
|White Water Academy||Native American|
|Winding Springs Elementary||Africa, China, Egypt, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru|