In preparation for our field trip to Old Salem, we have been learning about the original settlements in Virginia and North Carolina. Ask your 4th grader to share some highlights of this learning with you. Why did the early Carolina farmers have to sell their goods to merchants in Virginia? What were the early relationships like with the Native Americans? What are imports, exports, cash crops, and surplus goods? Why did colonists move to Carolina? Who were the Moravians?
Check out these videos from the Old Salem website. They provide a thorough history of Salem from the time of its inception by Moravian residents of Bethabara up until modern day when it was historically restored.