Walbert, D. (2009). Chapter 9: Reconstruction. In Contents: North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction. Retrieved from http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-civilwar/5164.constitution

Thorpe, F. N. (2001). North Carolina State Constitution. We Are Who We Are: The Story of America’s Constitution, Retrieved from http://www.nhinet.org/ccs/docs/nc-1776.htm

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I would pair these two articles when assigning them to my class. The NC Constitution ca be a bit heavy to read as a student in 8th grade. The article from learnnc.org gives a breakdown of the NC Constitution in a manner that is easier to read and comprehend. I think that this “cheat sheet” would be good for students to read prior to reading the Constitution and to use as a reference as they progress throughout the document. Additionally, the article from learnnc.org directly addresses how the Constitution granted specific rights to the people, which is a learning target of this lesson. This article addresses the topical question and learning targets regarding democracy in North Carolina’s past.

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