Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Local Legacies

I recently posted about America's Story resource on the states, but there is another Library of Congress resource that can be invaluable with some of the new curriculum changes. Local Legacies is a site that has compiled information submitted about local festivals, celebrations, etc. listed by state. Just click on the state you want to look at or you can search by key words. With new social studies standards that address local celebrations and culture such as these, this will be a helpful site. The North Carolina section has over 35 different listings as of this posting including the state fair, Old Salem, Eastern Music Festival, and so many more. One key note - these listings were compiled in the Spring of 2000 as a sort of time capsule, so as time passes, information may become outdated, but can still be of value even then to compare. Take a look!

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