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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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North Carolina Museum of Forestry
There is a rich history of forestry in North Carolina. Visit the NC Museum of Forestry and connect with our forest natural history and its cultural heritage.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Intracoastal Waterway
In Cape Fear estuaries: From river to sea, page 12
We have reached the sea and the end of the Cape Fear River estuary. Looking south, we can see the curve of the southernmost cusp of the North Carolina coast. The inlet in the distance is the Lockwood Folly River. The Intracoastal Waterway follows the coastline,...
By Steve Keith.
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.8
HOLSBROOK, MRS. ETHEL, aged 33; married, North Wilkesboro, N.C. Children: Mozelle, aged 16. Estelle, aged 15. Effie, aged 10. Adia, aged 5. INCOME: None. HOME CONDITIONS: The husband has been out of work for over a year and being in poor health it is not probable...
Mrs. W. H. Bryant
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.6
MRS. W. H. BRYANT, Wilkes County, N.C., has 9 children, one of whom is married and also has 1 child and lives with her. INCOME: Husband works fairly steadily at the furniture factory for $10 to $15 a week. Only other income is $2.50 a week for stringing bags...
The road taken
This lesson will introduce and reinforce main transportation routes for people and goods in North Carolina. Students will enhance map skills including using cardinal and intermediate directions, using a mileage chart, and planning transportation routes. Students will reinforce their knowledge of resources found in North Carolina as well as name and identify the three regions of North Carolina.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Social Studies)
By Margaretc Bryant.
North Carolina State Capitol
Discover the truth! Does the Capitol Building in Raleigh really have an escape tunnel? Secret rooms? Find out the answers to these questions and more at your state capital's website!
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Solar Center
Visit the Solar House at the North Carolina Solar Center to see the innovative ways energy can be conserved.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Extensive salt marsh
In A blackwater river from sea to source: The White Oak River transect, page 7
Figure 5 is a view looking towards the mainland from the high dunes on Bear Island. It shows the extensive salt marsh that has developed on intertidal sands and mud west of Bogue Inlet. These are the marshes you could see in the right-hand background of figure...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
1814 county map of North Carolina
1814 county map of North Carolina
This 1814 map of North Carolina offers a clear illustration of the county borders at the time. Shading indicates topographical features. Western North Carolina is cropped off and inset in the bottom left corner of the map.
Format: image/map
Antebellum homes and plantations
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.15
The most popular images of antebellum life are grand plantation houses -- but, as we've seen, a tiny fraction of North Carolinians lived in such houses. To get a sense of what daily life was like for a wider variety of people, we've developed a slideshow of...
Hurricanes and coastal development
In Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development, page 1
North Carolina's location at the eastern end of the southeastern U.S. coastline makes it a frequent site of hurricane landfalls. These landfalls are a regular feature of the state's climate, as they are a natural outcome of the its proximity to the most frequent...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
North Carolina's lonely mountains
In Lonely mountains: The monadnocks of the inner Piedmont, page 1
One of the most striking sights on North Carolina's inner Piedmont is the solitary peaks or ridges that loom above the plateau's average elevation. Some of these are among the state's most visited parks: Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain, Crowders Mountain, Stone...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
1833 map of North Carolina and South Carolina
1833 map of North Carolina and South Carolina
1833 map of North and South Carolina, showing major roads and towns, with county borders highlighted in color. The western part of both states is cropped off.
Format: image/map
Masonboro Island
One of the four sites of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. Interpreter led field trips must be reserved two seasons ahead. This is a favorite field trip for many teachers.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Crops and livestock
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.1
A series of maps based on U.S. Census of Agriculture data show changes in North Carolina's agriculture over time.
Gertrude Weil urges suffragists to action
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 4.9
Letter from Gertrude Weil, president of the North Carolina Equal Suffrage League, to supporters on the eve of the North Carolina General Assembly's vote on the Nineteenth Amendment. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
John Stanly
John Stanly
Format: image/illustration
North Carolina's first public school opens
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 11.5
Announcement of the opening of the first free public school in North Carolina, 1840. Includes historical commentary about the North Carolina Public School Act of 1839.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Jonkonnu in North Carolina
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 3.13
In antebellum North Carolina, Christmas season was the time for an African American celebration called Jonkonnu that involved music, dancing, and elaborate costumes.
Format: article
The forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains
In Elevations and forest types along the Blue Ridge Parkway, page 1
The relationship between elevation and forest types is one of the most striking features of the ecology of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The major determinent of this relationship is climate: Average temperatures in the Blue Ridge decline about 5.5 degrees Fahrenheit...
By Dirk Frankenberg.