A visit to the Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and Museum presents a wonderful opportunity for students to explore the Watergate Era of American history and learn more about one of North Carolina’s favorite sons, Senator Sam Ervin. Classes can examine a variety of artifacts from the Senator’s personal possessions, along with learning more about the momentous events in which he was involved.
Library staff are available to provide programs and tours along with assisting students in finding materials for projects concerning the Senator and Watergate. All we ask is that you Contact Us and provide details about when you would like to visit and what you would like to cover while here. Tours may also be arranged by contacting the Phifer Learning Resources center at 828.448.6195 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
We will be happy to assist you in planning your visit and look forward to having you here!
Online Resources for Teachers
Our library staff provides the following links to online resources of interest to teachers
- Send Me to Congress
What does it take to be a member of the U.S. House of Representatives or U.S. Senate? Here’s a lesson plan for high school students where they learn the qualifications and build a campaign brochure based on them.
- The Nixon Tapes
Experience first-hand the Watergate scandal by listening to audio recordings and reading transcripts of over 2,900 hours of the tapes Richard Nixon made in the Oval Office.
- The White House Historical Association
Explore the history of the White House and the Presidents who have made it home.
- Learn NC
All things North Carolina for K-12 teaching and learning, curated by the UNC School of Education.