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The World in Our Backyard

The World in Our Backyard

The World in Our Backyard programs have been created by teachers, for teachers, in order to provide the following:

  • A learning environment that has unique and interactive exhibits.
  • A curriculum that equips you with the knowledge and understanding of different cultures.
  • A personal experience that

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North Carolina


Program Description

The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our newest 45-60 minute program developed for fourth grade students to enhance their study of North Carolina.

With the assistance of North Carolina educators, our in-school field trip was developed to support the North Carolina Common Core State Standards and the Essential State Standards and to engage students in a fun way through the use of


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Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip, Residency
Subject: Social Studies / History
Population Served Grade 4
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Call us for available dates.

Available times:

During school hours.

Length of :Program 45-60 minute programs
Space / technical requirements:

We set up in one classroom and the classes rotate.


At your school.

Fees / Ticketing:

$5 a student per program. When you book all four NC programs the price is $4 a student.


NC Standard Course of Study:

• We help the students by explaining events, procedures, ideas, concepts in a historical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the presentation on North Carolina.(RI.3)

• We explain the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in the presentation relevant to the North Carolina history study. (RI.4)

• We give information visually through photos and artifacts; orally through our stories and historical facts in our presentation; and through interactive dressing up each student as a person in North Carolina history.(RI.7)

NC Essential Standards:

• Our programs summarize the change in cultures, everyday life and status of indigenous American Indian group in North Carolina before and after European exploration. We explain how and why North Carolina was established and how people, events and developments brought about changes to communities in various regions of North Carolina. (4.H.1)

• Our programs analyze North Carolina’ role in major conflicts and wars from the Pre-Colonial period through Reconstruction. We explain why important buildings, statues, monuments and place names are associated with the state’s history and we explain the historical significance of North Carolina’s state symbols. (4.H.2)

• Our programs summarize changes that have occurred in North Carolina, population growth, transportation, communication, inventions and land use. We explain the impact that human activity has on the availability of natural resources in North Carolina and the interactions of various peoples, places and cultures in term of adaption and modification of the environment. (4.G.1)


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


Fourth grade teachers that have booked our NC “in-house” programs at their school include the following:

Beverly Woods Elementary
Catawba Springs Elementary
Elizabeth Traditional
Harrisburg Elementary
Hawkridge Elementary
Lincoln Heights Elementary
Matthews Elementary
McKee Road Elementary
Myers Park Traditional Elementary
Pitts School Road Elementary
St. Matthews Catholic School
Torrence Creek Elementary
University Park Elementary
Winding Springs Elementary

Cancellation Policy

Let us know ahead of time.