Crafting North Carolina
     

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General Information

Welcome

Welcome to Crafting North Carolina, a web-based exploration of the state’s hand-made heritage. This site is an Online Learning program of the Mint Museum of Art and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC.

Audience

Crafting North Carolina's target audience is North Carolina 4th graders as well as 8th graders as part of their history and literature studies. This site is designed so that it can be used in the classroom as part of regular instruction. The site will also be beneficial to anyone who is interested in North Carolina's craft traditions.

Purpose

The purpose of this website is to help 4th grade students gain an appreciation of the state’s extensive craft tradition and to reinforce the social studies curriculum. Through Crafting North Carolina, students explore the state’s early settlement, natural resources, geography, and culture through the collections of the Mint Museum of Art and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design.

Goals

  • To provide an interactive way for North
    Carolina 4th graders to gain an appreciation of the state's extensive craft traditions (pottery, woodworking, textiles, and glass.)
  • To reinforce and enhance the North Carolina social studies curriculum for 4th grade by using craft objects and information about craft traditions.
  • To help students see that historic, utilitarian objects can tell a story about the way North Carolinians have lived through the centuries.
  • To integrate art education into the curriculum by using objects from the Mint Museum's collection to reinforce and illustrate social studies concepts.
 

 
 
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