Levine Museum of the New South

Levine Museum of the New South

Levine Museum of the New South engages a broad-based audience in the exploration and appreciation of the diverse history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont.  Valuing education, we work closely with schools, teachers, and the community

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Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers K-12 Field Trips


Program description

Discover the history of the South from 1865 to today. Step inside a tenant farmer’s house, explore a cotton mill, try on clothes in an early Belk department store, sit at a lunch counter to hear stories from local Sit-in Movement leaders, plus enjoy many other interactive experiences that illuminate Southern history and culture.

K-12 teachers may select two tour options.

Self-Guided Museum


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline
Subject: Social Studies / History
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year round Monday to Saturday.

Available times:

Monday to Friday 9:00-4:00 pm.

Length of program: 1.5 to 2 hours

Levine Museum of the New South 200 E. 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28202

Fees / Ticketing:

$5 per student self guided

$6 per student Student Directed Inquiry
1 adult per every 10 students free

$7 per additional adult



NC Standard Course of Study:

This program/exhibit presents an integrated social studies curriculum that addresses the Common Core standards for reading, writing and speaking for social studies, use of informational texts, among others. R1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. R2 – Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. R3 – Analyze how and why individuals; events; and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. R6 – Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and styles of a text. R7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. R8 – Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. R10 – Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. SL3 – Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

NC Essential Standards:

This exhibit presents an integrated social studies curriculum that addresses both the Common Core and NC Essential Standards covering history, civics and governance, geography, culture and use of informational texts. Elementary Grades: Understanding individual, political, economic and social influences on regions, analyzing chronology of key historical events, using historical thinking skills and understanding location and impact of diverse cultures in North Carolina and the U.S. Third grade: 3.H.1; 3.H.2.; 3.E.1; 3.C&G.2, 3.C1 Fourth grade: 4.H.1; 4.G1.; 4.E.1, 4.C.1 Fifth grade: 5.C&G.2 Middle Grades: Understanding individual, political economic and social influences on regions, using historical thinking skills and understanding location and impact of diverse cultures as well as how conflict and compromise affected North Carolina and the U.S. Sixth Grade: 6.H.1; 6.H.2 Seventh Grade: 7.H.1; 7.C.1 Eighth Grade: 8.H.1; 8.H.2; 8.H.3; 8.C&G.1; 8.C&G.2; 8.C.1 High School: Using historical comprehension and historical research (primary and secondary sources), analyzing conflict and compromise as well as the impact of war and how democracy depends upon active citizen participation. American History: AH1.H.1.2; AH1.H.1.4; AH1.H.4; AH1.H.5; AH1.H.7 American History 2: AH2.H.2; AH2.H.4; AH2.H.5; AH2.H.7; AH2.H.8. Civics and Economics: CE.C&G.4


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

Please cancel within 24 hours of scheduled arrival time.