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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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Farmville's choice
In this lesson, students will learn about rural life in North Carolina at the turn of the century. Home demonstration and 4H clubs implemented many programs to help people learn better farming techniques, ways of preserving food, and taking care of the home. Several North Carolina leaders went to great lengths to ensure the success of these programs. In part of this activity, students help the town of Farmville dedicate a monument to one of those people.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Carolina sunflower
In Forests and fires: The longleaf pine savanna, page 16
Figure 15 shows yet another rare plant from this same ecotone habitat, the Carolina sunflower. Note the conspicuous yellow flower left of center in the upper portion of the photograph.
By Dirk Frankenberg.
North Carolina news
In Election 2008, page 2.1
News & Observer: Election 2008 (Raleigh) The Raleigh News & Observer's online election section covers state, local, and national election campaigns. The News...
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)
Large sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” explores the nature and structure of barrier islands with large sand volume, on which built structures are relatively well insulated from hurricane damage.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
The Great Depression: Impact over time
In this lesson students listen to oral history excerpts from Stan Hyatt from Madison County and evaluate how the Great Depression affected one North Carolina family over time.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Roan Mountain Highlands
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” explores the natural beauty and geological and ecological diversity of the Roan Mountain Highlands that straddle the border between North Carolina and Tennesee.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Wetlands of the coastal plains
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” explores the various wetlands of North Carolina's coastal plain and the plant communities found there.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train north
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train north
An 1859 timetable for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
Format: image/ephemera
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
One of the last two remaining covered bridges in North Carolina, the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge has been named a National Civil Engineering Landmark.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Coastal Federation
Visit the North Carolina Coastal Federation and learn about the projects that the NCCF is doing toward restoration of coastal areas in North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
State Senate
In Election 2008, page 2.7
North Carolina Senatorial districts There are 50 Senatorial districts in North Carolina. You can find out which district you're in and who currently represents you at the North Carolina General Assembly website's representation...
Jocassee Gorges: Temperate rain forests of the Blue Ridge
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” that explores the geology and botanical diversity of the Jocassee Gorges region of North Carolina's mountains.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Old Gilliam Mill
Located on Big Pocket Creek, the mill was built by Howell and John Gilliam in 1856. It is one of the largest grist and cotton mills in Central North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Interstate highways from the ground up
This lesson gives students a first-hand opportunity to hear about the planning and effort it takes to build a highway by through an oral history of a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resident engineer.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
African American Moravian log church
African American Moravian log church
This small log church was built in Salem, North Carolina in 1823 as the Moravian church for African Americans. In 1861, the African American congregation moved to a larger brick church.
Format: image/photograph
The Old North State
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 6.9
Poem written by William Gaston in the 1830s that later became the state song of North Carolina.
Format: newspaper/primary source
North Carolina Pottery Center
Interprets the history and technology of pottery-making in North Carolina and preserves a collection of North Carolina pottery and related artifacts.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
State Senate
In Election 2012, page 2.7
North Carolina Senatorial districts There are 50 Senatorial districts in North Carolina. You can find out which district you're in and who currently represents you at the North Carolina General Assembly website's representation...
Format: bibliography
Battleship North Carolina
Uses a variety of formats including oral histories, video footage, and zoomable images to cover the history of the USS North Carolina and other naval vessels afloat during WWII.
Format: article/field trip opportunity