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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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The Piedmont's first human inhabitants
In Clays of the Piedmont: Origins, recovery, and use, page 2
The first human inhabitants of the Piedmont to make use of its clays were the American Indians. People who lived along the banks of the Potomac and Savannah Rivers discovered the seemingly miraculous transformation of mud into stone by heat about 4500 years...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Border Belt Farmers Museum
Not only will students learn about the history of tobacco farming, they will discover other important industries to this southern North Carolina county.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina's first newspaper
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.11
Without the large port cities of other colonies, North Carolina did not get its first newspaper until 1751. In the second half of the eighteenth century, newspapers were founded in several cities across the coastal plain and Piedmont.
Format: article
The Rebel States: Noth Carolina
The Rebel States: Noth Carolina
The devil holds the North Carolina state seal and a Confederate flag.
Format: image/illustration
Antebellum North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
Format: book (multiple pages)
The effects of the Great Depression in North Carolina
This lesson is designed to give the students a better understanding of the personal effects of the Great Depression on the people of North Carolina. It also uses the student's creativity to help others understand these effects.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies and Theater Arts Education)
By Yvonne Carroll.
Colored Undertakers Association of North Carolina
Colored Undertakers Association of North Carolina
Fifth Annual Session Colored Undertakers Association of North Carolina, May 25-26, 1932. The group is pictured on South Brevard Street in front of the Alexander Funeral Home.
Format: image/photograph
About the Professional Development Directory
The North Carolina Professional Development Directory provides information about organizations offering professional development to teachers, administrators, and staff of North Carolina public schools. The directory is a joint effort of NC DPI, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, and LEARN NC.
Format: article/help
Steamboats
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 7.1
Article about the early development of steamboats and their introduction on North Carolina's inland waterways. Includes an explanation of how steamboats work.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Chatham County Historical Association: Log Cabin Restoration Project
Visit the two log cabins that are being reconstructed by the Chatham Country Historical Association. Students will see how these structures were built and what life was like in the days of the pioneers.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Transportation Museum
All the details for your field trip to the museum. Or take a virtual trip and read about and explore the exhibits, including the Flue Shop, the Master Mechanic's Office, and the Robert Julian Roundhouse. Take a few minutes to watch the online video that explains the history of steam railroads in North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Enduring amputation
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 5.10
Letter from a Civil War soldier to his brother about how he is getting along with his artificial leg. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
A cafe near the tobacco market, Durham, North Carolina
A cafe near the tobacco market, Durham, North Carolina
A café, whose windows label it as the Farmers Cafe -- Quick Lunch, has separate entrances labeled "White" and "Colored."
Format: image/photograph
Tobacco mills in North Carolina, 1896
Tobacco mills in North Carolina, 1896
Map shows locations of tobacco factories in North Carolina, 1896. Present-day county boundaries are provided for reference.
Format: image/map
Voter registration cards
In North Carolina in the New South, page 8.8
Copy of a 1902 voter registration card issued in accordance with the "suffrage amendment" of 1899. Includes historical commentary.
Format: activity/primary source
The Wright Tavern
Built in 1816, the Wright Tavern was in operation for over a century. It is a "rare example of a frame construction dog-run building and the finest existing example of this plan in North Carolina." It is open for tours by appointment only.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science
In this unit, students will be involved in hands-on, inquiry activities that integrate various subject areas in order to learn and apply concepts of food chemistry and nutrition.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Train station at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC
Train station at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC
This is a restored train station at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. The station was previously located at Barber Junction, North Carolina, but was moved to the museum. It was built by Southern Railway in 1898.
Format: image/photograph
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Office Force
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Office Force
Employees of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, Durham, NC
Format: image/photograph
Artwork outside of the North Carolina Museum of Art
Artwork outside of the North Carolina Museum of Art
This is a sculpture outside of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph