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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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Blue Ridge Parkway and Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Students from a five county region actively attend this Museum for experiential learning and are introduced to the wealth of cultural and natural resources of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
A wonderful selection of minerals, gemstones, fossils, and Native American artifacts can be found in this museum.
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Colburn Earth Science Museum
The best rock and mineral specimens from the Burnham Standish Colburn collection are housed in the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Students will enjoy the programs that are centered around this collection of fossils, gems, and North Carolina minerals.
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Museum of North Carolina Minerals in Little Switzerland, NC
Museum of North Carolina Minerals in Little Switzerland, NC
This is the Museum of North Carolina Minerals in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
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An ultraviolet display case in the Mineral and Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville, NC
An ultraviolet display case in the Mineral and Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville, NC
This is an ultraviolet display case in the Mineral and Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It shows an array of colorful fluorescent minerals. The museum displays a variety of minerals including geodes and minerals native to the state, as well...
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Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum
Gems, minerals, fossils, Indian artifacts, and much more can be found at the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Mining Museum at Emerald Village
A visit to this area is as educational as it is fun. Students will learn the history of mining in the North Carolina mountains and enjoy exploring a real mine and panning for gems.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Saber-toothed tiger skull at the Mineral and Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville, NC
Saber-toothed tiger skull at the Mineral and Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville, NC
This is a saber-toothed tiger skull at the Mineral and Lapidary Museum in Hendersonville, NC. The museum displays a variety of minerals including geodes and minerals native to the state, as well as other objects including local Native American artifacts and...
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Vulcan Materials Company: Joseph Andres Gutierrez Geology - Earth Science Museum and Education Center
See the museum exhibits on rocks and minerals as well as a rock quarry with large category equipment and an overlook. The center also offers wildlife habitat preservation and environmental education at a number of its quarries across the state.
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Rocks and Minerals
Teach your students to be rock hounds with these wonderful rock and mineral resources.
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Aurora Fossil Museum
Some of the world's finest marine fossil displays of the Pleistocene, Pliocene, and Miocene periods can be found at this Beaufort County museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum
The interactive exhibits at this children’s museum spark the imagination and kids have fun as they play and learn.
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Ammolite at the Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum
Ammolite at the Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum
This is a chunk of ammolite at the Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum in Macon County, North Carolina. Ammolite is a biogenic gemstone, meaning that it is formed by life processes. Other biogenic gems include amber and pearl. Ammolite is made up of the fossilized...
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Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
The museum provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about the natural resources of North Carolina and its Piedmont region.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Hiddenite Center
See gemstones and minerals, a restored historic home, a gallery of art work and folk art, and a doll museum at Hiddenite Center.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
This historic trail, part of the National Trails System, tracks the route of Patriot militia men to the Battle of Kings Mountain.
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Minting gold into coins
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 6.4
Brief histories of the Bechtler Mint, a private mint in Charlotte, and the Charlotte branch of the U.S. mint, both of which operated in the middle of the nineteenth century.
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Railroads in Western North Carolina
In North Carolina in the New South, page 2.6
In the nineteenth century, Asheville, a crossroads for agriculture, became a destination for tourists, loggers, and miners. New railroads meet the needs of all these groups.
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The secret cultural institution in your school: The school library
A variety of best practices and imaginative ideas that the school librarian can use to create an environment where students fuse together required learning with learning that is driven by individual interest.
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By Kim Campbell.
All about life
A primary curriculum based around life and environmental science draws on children's natural curiosity to teach reading, math, and more.
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By Myra Erexson.