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North Carolina thinking skills
Model of thinking skills adopted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in 1994. Lists seven levels of thinking skills from simplest to most complex: knowledge, organizing, applying, analyzing, generating, integrating, and evaluating.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction administers the policies adopted by the State Board of Education and offers instructional, financial, technological, and personnel support to all public school systems in the state.

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Jones Lake State Park
A visit to Jones Lake Park not only teaches students about the habitats and animals that can be found there, but the phenomenon of the Carolina Bays is also explored.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Singletary Lake State Park
The Singletary Lake program introduces students to the unique geology of Carolina bays.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Lake Waccamaw State Park
Students will learn about the Carolina Bays, "one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States" when they visit Lake Waccamaw State Park.

Format: article/field trip opportunity
Spiny dogfish
Spiny dogfish
The spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) is a species of small shark, typically growing to three or four feet in length. Spiny dogfish are typically found in bays and estuaries. Their habitat in the western Atlantic Ocean ranges from Greenland...
Format: image/photograph
Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Center
Located a few miles outside Columbia, North Carolina, the center provides programming dealing with ecology, ecosystems, and animals and their habitats to area school groups.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
How does decreasing salinity affect blackwater rivers?
In A blackwater river from sea to source: The White Oak River transect, page 2
All rivers that reach the sea have ocean water at their seaward ends, and freshwater at their sources. A trip up a river takes you along a gradient of salt concentration from near 3.5 percent (the average salinity, or salt content, of seawater) to zero. There...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
The Dismal Swamp Canal
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 7.2
Transportation in northeastern North Carolina was extremely difficult in the eighteenth century. The Dismal Swamp Canal, which opened in 1805, enabled passage between the Pasquotank River in North Carolina wih the Elizabeth River in Virginia. Over time the canal was rebuilt and expanded, and today it is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
A brief history of Blackbeard & Queen Anne's Revenge
The French slave ship La Concorde was captured by the pirate Blackbeard after a treacherous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1717. The ship was renamed Queen Anne's Revenge, and it became the vessel in which Blackbeard carried out the notorious acts of his piratical career. By examining a variety of primary and secondary French documents, researchers have pieced together a limited history of the ship.
Format: article
The Charter of Carolina (1663)
In Colonial North Carolina, page 1.4
In the Charter of Carolina, King Charles II of England granted the eight men known as the Lords Proprietors rights to the land that became North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Primary source includes historical commentary.
Format: charter/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.