Who is Rip Van Winkle?. Author – Washington Irving. Rip Van Winkle Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g13M1hNmbY :48-3:11. OBJECTIVE.
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You will determine why North Carolina was called the “Rip Van Winkle State” in the early 1800’s and create a political cartoon that will influence NC citizens to take action.
Using the concept of the story of Rip Van Winkle, your notes and pages 282-292 in your North Carolina text, draw a political cartoon that may have been published in a NC journal in the early 1800’s that represents why North Carolina was called the Rip Van Winkle State. Remember, North Carolina was “behind the times”, “not progressing like the rest of the nation”, “dormant”, “rural, conservative, and poor”, “unwilling to make changes”, . . .