Educational Programs & Lesson Plans


Educational Programs & Lesson Plans

Our Educational Programs

Fort Dobbs is pleased to offer a variety of educational programming that brings a glimpse of colonial frontier life to the classroom.

Our EDUCATOR'S GUIDE (.pdf) outlines the assortment of programming available for school aged children.

Our EDUCATOR'S PACKET (.pdf) contains a variety of information, worksheets and program descriptions to prepare you for your visit to Fort Dobbs or a visit by Fort Dobbs staff to your school.

Our ESSENTIAL STANDARDS (.pdf) contains a description of the North Carolina Essential Standards met by Fort Dobbs programs.

If you have suggestions for future programming or lesson plans or would like to see additional information on this page, please let us hear from you. Additionally, be sure to check our EVENTS schedule frequently for upcoming special programming.


Settler Occupations (.pdf)                      Deserter Descriptions (.pdf)

Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. New York, 2000.

Desmond Clarke, Arthur Dobbs Esquire, 1689-1765: Surveyor-General Of Ireland Prospector And Governor Of North Carolina. London, 1958.

Emma Lila Fundaburk, ed. South Eastern Indians Life Portraits: A Catalogue of Pictures, 1564-1860. Alabama, 1958.

Eric Hinderaker. At The Edge of Empire: The Backcountry In British North America. Baltimore, 2003.

James G. Leyburn, The Scotch-Irish: A Social History. Chapel Hill, 1962.

James H. Merrell, The Indians' New World: Catawbas And Their Neighbors From European Contact Through The Era of Removal. New York, 1989.

Robert W. Ramsey, Carolina Cradle: Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762. Chapel Hill, 1964.

W. Stitt Robinson, The Southern Colonial Frontier, 1607-1763. Albuquerque, 1979.

Timothy Silver, The New Face On The Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800. Cambridge, 1990.

Alfred M. Waddell. A Colonial Officer and His Times, 1754-1773: A Biographical Sketch Of General Waddell. Wilmington, NC, 1889.

Also see our REENACTORS page for historically accurate guidelines & applications.