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Tobacco: Fictional Biography
Students will use the information from the previous lessons to create a fictional biography based on the life of a real person from Pitt County in the early 20th century tobacco industry.
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:
Pitt County Digital Tobacco History Exhibit (http://www.lib.ecu.edu/exhibits/tobacco/index.html); previous lessons.
Focus and Review:
Using the notes and information from the previous lessons on the Pitt County tobacco industry have students list 10 interesting facts they learned. Orally discuss these facts as a class and have students describe why it’s interesting and ask if other students thought it was interesting by show of hands. This can form the basis of which historical facts students will include in their biography.
Statement of Objectives/Inquiry Formation:
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