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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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... View more
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Call us for available dates.
During school hours.
We set up in one classroom and the classes rotate.
At your school.
$5 a student per program. When you book all four NC programs the price is $4 a student.
• 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)
• 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)
Fourth grade teachers that have booked our NC “in-house” programs at their school include the following:
Beverly Woods Elementary
Catawba Springs Elementary
Lincoln Heights 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
Let us know ahead of time.