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Tobacco: Field Laborers
Using a picture of a tobacco laborer, students will write a story describing a day’s work for an average tobacco field hand in the early 20th century.
Competency Goal 5: The learner will evaluate the impact of political, economic, social and technological changes on life in North Carolina from 1870 to 1930.
Objective 5.01: Identify the role played by the agriculture, textile, tobacco, and furniture industries in North Carolina, and analyze their importance in the economic development of the state.
Skill Competency Goal 2: The learner will acquire strategies to access a variety of sources, and use appropriate research skills to gather, synthesize, and report information using diverse modalities to demonstrate the knowledge acquired.
Objective 2.02: Explore print and non-print materials.
Time Required for Lesson:
[Unidentified Men in a Pitt County Tobacco Field] (http://www.lib.ecu.edu/exhibits/tobacco/htmlFiles/WORK.html)
Focus and Review:
Review the information gathered from the Exploring Tobacco Culture lesson earlier in this unit. Discuss the steps required in growing tobacco and the hardships that may be part of the daily life of a tobacco worker.
Statement of Objectives/Inquiry Formation:
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