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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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Colonial cooking and foodways
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.15
A reenactor demonstrates cooking over an open fire.
Format: video
Work in Colonial America: Blacksmithing
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.16
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.1
A reenactor demonstrates the work of a colonial blacksmith and explains his role in the community.
Format: video
Colonial and state records of North Carolina
Lessons developed using the Colonial State Records of North Carolina collection from Documenting the American South
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Graphic organizer: Marriage in colonial North Carolina
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about marriage in colonial North Carolina.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Graphic organizer: From Caledonia to Carolina
Graphic organizer designed to aid students' comprehension as they read an article about the immigration of Highland Scots to North Carolina in the colonial era.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Probate inventory of Darby O'Brian, 1725
In Colonial North Carolina, page 7.4
Probate inventory of a middle-class man from colonial North Carolina. Includes explanations and photographs of items listed.
Format: inventory
Gardens at Tryon Palace
Gardens at Tryon Palace
Format: image/photograph
North Carolina counties, 1760
North Carolina counties, 1760
Format: image/map
Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace
Format: image/photograph
Will of Susanna Robisson, 1709
In Colonial North Carolina, page 7.3
Will of a poor woman from colonial North Carolina. Includes explanations and photographs of items listed.
Format: will/primary source
Map of North Carolina at the time of the Regulation (1765-1771)
Map of North Carolina at the time of the Regulation (1765-1771)
Map shows boundaries of counties as drawn in 1760 along with rivers, locations of colonial towns, and the Battle of Alamance.
Format: image/map
Graphic organizer: Janet Schaw on American agriculture
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read a diary excerpt about agricultural practices in the Carolinas on the eve of the American Revolution.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Cannon at Alamance Battleground
Cannon at Alamance Battleground
A cannon sits in the grass at Alamance Battleground Historic Site in North Carolina, illustrating the kinds of weapons used during the 1764–1771 uprising of the Regulators against the colonial government in the state.
Format: image/photograph
Regulator monument in Hillsborough
Regulator monument in Hillsborough
This small monument in Hillsborough, North Carolina, marks the spot where six Regulators were hanged on June 19, 1771, after their defeat at the Battle of Alamance. The monument, a white marble slab, can be found off of Cameron Street between the Board of...
Format: image/photograph
Honor Guard protecting the North Carolina Bill of Rights
Honor Guard protecting the North Carolina Bill of Rights
A Honor Guard protects the North Carolina Bill of Rights. They are wearing colonial-style uniforms. For a few weeks, the document was displayed in various places throughout North Carolina, including here, at the historic Chowan County Courthouse in Edenton,...
Format: image/photograph
North Carolina maps
A collection of lesson plans for grades K-12 centered on historic maps of North Carolina
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Using primary documents: Analyzing North Carolina maps
In North Carolina maps, page 3.5
In this lesson, students use pre- and post-colonial maps to analyze North Carolina and how mapping of the state has changed over time. They use these maps to answer the historical question of how and why a state's perspective may change.
Format: lesson plan
By Jennifer Job.
Mapping life in a colonial town
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.14
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 6.1
From a detailed map of colonial Edenton, North Carolina, we can learn a great deal about daily life and community life on the eve of the Revolution.
Format: activity
By L. Maren Wood.
Teaching suggestions: Families in colonial North Carolina
These teaching suggestions present a variety of ways to work with an article about families in colonial North Carolina. Suggested activities span a wide range of possibilities and offer opportunities for a variety of learning styles.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Map of major Carolina settlements, 1729
Map of major Carolina settlements, 1729
Map shows Edenton, Bath, New Bern, Cape Fear, and Charles Town (Charleston) in relation to the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Format: image/map