ERIC Number: ED468404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The North Carolina Capitol: Pride of the State. Teaching with Historic Places.
North Carolina's state capitol rises majestically on Union Square in downtown Raleigh, a city created in 1792 to serve as North Carolina's permanent capital. Built between 1833-40, the granite building is one of the finest and best preserved examples of civic Greek Revival architecture in the United States. This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file "Capitol" and other sources. The lesson can be used in U.S. history courses in units on the early National period, North Carolina state history, or early 19th-century politics and government. The lesson is divided into seven sections: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (3) "Locating the Site: Maps" (North Carolina); (4) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Establishing a Permanent Capital in North Carolina; A Source of Pride for a Sleeping State; Classical Precedents); (5) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Watercolor of State House, 1811; Remodeled State House; State Capitol Today; State Capitol, House of Representatives; State Capitol, Senate Chamber; State Capitol, Second and Third Floor Plans; Statue of George Washington); (6) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Locating a Capital; A Proud Symbol; Classical Architecture in the Community); and (7) "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Architecture, Buildings, Built Environment, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. Tel: 202-208-6843. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/61capitol/61capitol.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Raleigh)