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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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Sir Walter Raleigh and South America
Short explanatory passages written for students about the life of Sir Walter Raleigh, specifically as it pertains to the history of South America.
Format: series (multiple pages)
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
North America: Reference map, 2007
North America: Reference map, 2007
Format: image/map
Map of North America, 1797
Map of North America, 1797
Format: image/map
The night lights of North America
The night lights of North America
This photograph, taken from space by a satellite, shows North America at night in 2001. The lights show population centers from small towns to large metropolitan areas. From NASA's Visible Earth.
Format: image/photograph
Continental divides of North America
Continental divides of North America
Continental divides of North America include the so-called Great Divide, the Northern Divide, the Eastern Divide, and the St. Lawrence Seaway Divide. Continental divides separate land draining to different coastlines.
Format: image/map
Map of North America (black line master)
Map of North America (black line master)
Format: image/map
Map of the New World, 1540
Map of the New World, 1540
This map of the Americas, the first to show them as two connected continents not connected to any other landmass, first appeared in Sebastian Münster's edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia in 1540. This version appeared in an Italian...
Format: image/map
Colonial cooking and foodways
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.15
A reenactor demonstrates cooking over an open fire.
Format: video
Diary of a journey of Moravians
First-hand account of the journey of twelve Moravian brothers from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Bethabara, North Carolina in 1753.
Format: diary (multiple pages)
The Cradle of Forestry in America - The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America
The rich history of the Biltmore Forest School combined with the diverse Pisgah National Forest offers students a unique educational experience at the Cradle of Forestry.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Colonial North America
Colonial North America
Format: image/map
Ethnographic map of North America
Ethnographic map of North America
Henry Lange's 1854 map, Ethnographisches Karte von Nord Amerika. The map is shaded to show the locations of Indian groups in North America. A note in the upper right corner of the complete map explains: "This map shows the sites...
Format: image/map
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.
The Lost Colony
In Sir Walter Raleigh and South America, page 3
Sir Walter Raleigh's brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, attempted to establish an English settlement in North America first. He made landfall in Nova Scotia and sailed down the coast, searching for possible settlement locations. His expedition met constant storms...
By William M. Wisser.
Ethnographic map of North America - detail
Ethnographic map of North America - detail
Detail of Henry Lange's 1854 map, Ethnographisches Karte von Nord Amerika. The map is shaded to show the locations of Indian groups in North America. A note in the upper right corner of the complete map explains: "This map shows...
Format: image/map
North Carolina secedes
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 1.7
Ordinance of secession passed by a convention of delegates from North Carolina counties on May 20, 1861. Includes historical commentary.
Format: legislation/primary source
Eastern Siouan culture area of North America
Eastern Siouan culture area of North America
Distribution of Siouan-speaking peoples in eastern North America (based on James Mooney's The Siouan Tribes of the East, 1894).
Format: image/map
Educator's guide: The arrival of Swiss immigrants
Teaching suggestions to help your students synthesize the information in the article "The Arrival of Swiss Immigrants."
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Two worlds: Educator's guide
Lesson plans and activities to be used with "Two Worlds: Prehistory, Contact, and the Lost Colony" -- the first part of a North Carolina history textbook for secondary students.
Format: book (multiple pages)