Historians love diaries and journals. Reading first-hand accounts of historical events brings the past sharply into the present, and allows researchers a glimpse into what daily life was like for individuals who lived through history. In the future, historians will likely use journals, music, art, essays, and poetry to better understand how people experienced the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Imagine a future history student using your art or writing to interpret the events we’re living through right now!
Click on the link below to download a PDF with more ideas on how to document your own journey during quarantine.
Cabarrus County is truly rich with history! Did you know that the first gold discovered in America was found right here in Cabarrus County? Below is a lesson on the discovery of gold in North Carolina and a fun activity you can do with your kids or grandkids, either exploring or at home!
At-Home History! Stuck at home and looking for something fun AND educational to do with your kids? Or have you always wanted to document your own family’s history and share it with your relatives? Do you have a lot of old family artifacts and papers that you don’t know what to do with? If so, we have some activities for you! Check in with us often for some ideas on how to do history at-home! Today’s activity: Oral History
Click on the link below to access a .PDF of today’s At-Home History Oral History activity!