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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.
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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 Collection Gallery
Early exploration of North Carolina, the Algonquin culture, the Roanoke Island settlement - these are just some of the exhibits that can be seen at the North Carolina Collection Gallery in Wilson Library on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity two
In this lesson, students will read and evaluate primary source letters from the Great Depression about the effects of the Fair Labor Standards Act on North Carolina's tobacco bag stringers.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Mrs. Cornelia Neal
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.11
NEAL, MRS. CORNELIA, (colored), age 66, husband 70; two children and four grandchildren living with her. INCOME: They raise some of their food and a little tobacco. HOME CONDITIONS: The house has eight rooms and there are 62 acres of land. they own 2 mules,...
Commemorative landscapes
These lessons for elementary, middle, and high school were developed in collaboration with The University of North Carolina Library Commemorative Landscapes project to introduce and promote student understanding and writing of North Carolina’s history through commemorative sites, landscapes, and markers.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
St. Philip's Moravian church lot
St. Philip's Moravian church lot
This circa 1866 photograph shows Church Street in Salem, North Carolina. The old African American Moravian log church, built in 1823, can be seen near the center of the image -- it's a small building with two chimneys. The updated brick church, built in 1861,...
Format: image/photograph
Gertrude Weil congratulates — and consoles — suffragists
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 4.11
Letter from Gertrude Weil, president of North Carolina's Equal Suffrage Association, to supporters after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified by enough states to become part of the Constitution -- but failed to pass in North Carolina.
Format: letter/primary source
State House of Representatives
In Election 2008, page 2.6
North Carolina House districts There are 120 House 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...
Carolina Ocean Studies
A visit to the beautiful barrier islands and ocean reefs of North Carolina will help students understand the importance of our coastal environment and the habitat of the creatures that live there.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina news
In Election 2012, page 2.1
News & Observer: Election 2012 (Raleigh) The Raleigh News & Observer's online election section covers state, local, and national election campaigns....
Format: bibliography
Assessing the North Carolina Civil War effort
In this lesson plan, students read about the Civil War effort in North Carolina and complete a graphic organizer detailing how various groups within the state influenced the war effort.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Jamie Lathan.
Mrs. Leacey Royal
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.4
MRS. LEACEY ROYAL, aged 27, married and has 4 children. Husband is 29. They reside in Reddies River, N.C. INCOME: Husband works on P.W.A. sixteen days a month and gets $24. They have no other income. EXPENSES: They use everything they make for food. Taxes...
Eureka Gold Panning and Carolina Gem Fluming
Pan for gold and learn about the history of gold mining in North Carolina at this outdoor venue in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
State House of Representatives
In Election 2012, page 2.6
North Carolina House Districts There are 120 House 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
Race in her lifetime
In this lesson, students will use oral histories to trace the life of Rebecca Clark, an African American who was born in rural Orange County just before the Depression and witnessed the changes in civil rights over the years.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Small 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 small sand volume, on which built structures are highly susceptible to damage from hurricanes.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
World War II dead and missing from North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 9.7
More than 8,500 North Carolinians who served in World War II did not return. The National Archives has made available the complete lists of war casualties published in 1946.
Format: article
The North Carolina Oath of Allegiance
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 1.8
Form that new soldiers, politicians, and civil servants had to fill out and sign after North Carolina's secession, by which they pledged loyalty to the state and renounced their loyalty to the United States.
Format: document/primary source
Businesses by county, 1854
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 9.3
In this activity, students explore an excerpt from the Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser of 1854 to learn about business and town life in antebellum North Carolina.
Format: activity
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
An 1859 timetable for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
Format: image/ephemera
The growth of cities
In North Carolina in the New South, page 2.4
Cities grew rapidly after the Civil War, in North Carolina as across the United States. But the great majority of North Carolina's population remained rural. This article includes maps and tables of census data.
Format: article
By David Walbert.