The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh presents the new video series “North Carolina, Long Story Shorts”. Entertaining and educational, the free programs are available in an on-demand streaming video format at www.ncmuseumofhistory.org. Under the “Education” link, just click “Videos on Demand,” register and watch history unfold. The videos are for all audiences.
The series’ signature video truly lives up to its name — “North Carolina: Long Story, Short!” Incredibly, this film covers 14,000 years of history in 11 minutes. Set to music, you can sing along with talented Tar Heel students who take you from the state’s earliest days through the 20th century. The video is filled with historical photographs and information, with a little humor on the side. Learn interesting and fun facts about American Indian life, pirates, wars, the Civil Rights movement, and much more.
“This film highlights both well-known and lesser-known aspects of North Carolina history,” says Jackson Bloom, a UNC-Chapel Hill student who appears in the video. “This overview is a great way to learn about them.”
The series’ second video, “A Tale of Two Kitchens”, follows the morning routines of children today and of children in the mid-1800s. Presented in a split screen, the two-minute film compares the differences. Imagine feeding chickens, fetching water and chopping wood before heading off to school.
Aside from the new series, additional videos are available on the museum’s website. Ranging from eight to 52 minutes long, these popular programs produced by the N.C. Museum of History are great for schools, home schools, club meetings and other organizations.
* “American Indians in North Carolina” - Explore the fascinating history and contemporary culture of North Carolina’s American Indian communities. Program length is approximately 10 minutes.
* “Don’t You Know There’s a War On?” - This program features the inspiring firsthand accounts of 11 individuals who experienced World War II. Program length is 33 minutes.
* “Friends in Liberty: North Carolina in the American Revolution” - Through the eyes of 14-year-old Hugh McDonald and his friend, Anne Taylor, we learn about North Carolina during the American Revolution. The film is based on McDonald’s actual journal that describes his experiences with the Continental Army. Program length is approximately 52 minutes.
* “Moccasins to Motorcars” - Students will discover how modes of transportation have changed over time and how those changes have affected North Carolinians. Program length is approximately 17 minutes.
* “Raleigh: Tar Heel Capital” - Explore the sights and sounds of North Carolina’s historic capital city. Program length is approximately 12 minutes.
You Are Here!” - Explore the N.C. Museum of History through this fun orientation video. Program length is approximately eight minutes.