For Educators

North Carolina Social Studies Curriculum

These materials have been compiled for students and teachers who are studying the State Capitol and the functions of state government. They also can be used with The North Carolina State Capitol video. Please review the background information and the vocabulary list prior to either showing the video program or visiting the Capitol. A bibliography and resource section is included.

After viewing the video program, the student should:

  • understand the history of the Capitol and the city of Raleigh
  • be familiar with the functions of state government
  • identify features of Greek Revival architecture

As a result, the student should:

  • appreciate the significance of the Capitol
  • rationalize the relationship between government officials and the Capitol
  • recognize the importance of preserving historic buildings

Activities will reinforce the following competency goals of the North Carolina Social Studies Curriculum:

Fourth Grade

Goal 3

  • The learner will locate major physical features and suggest the influence of location on life in North Carolina.

Goal 8

  • The learner will examine ways North Carolinians govern themselves.

Goal 12

  • The learner will trace developments in North Carolina history and describe their impact on the lives of people today.

Eighth Grade

Goal 1

  • The learner will assess the influence of geography on economic, social, and political development in North Carolina.

Goal 5

  • The learner will assess the impact of major events, problems, and personalities of North Carolina and the new nation.

Ninth through Twelfth Grades United States History

Goal 2

  • The learner will apply ideas of self-government as expressed in America's founding documents.

Goal 11

  • The learner will analyze changes in American political life in the last half century.

If you have questions or comments, please direct them to the following address:

Capitol Education Supervisor
North Carolina State Capitol
4624 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4624
Phone: (919) 733-4994; Fax: (919) 715-4030