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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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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park
A memorial honoring North Carolinians who were killed in the Vietnam War. Each name is engraved in a free-standing monolith in a 230-foot wide basin scooped out of the earth.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mrs. Eugenia Allen
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.10
ALLEN, MRS. EUGENIA, (colored); married and has three children and four grandchildren living with her; aged 51; husband aged 59. Reside at Reidsville, N.C. INCOME: They raise corn and tobacco to sell, and all the food they need. Taxes are about $35.00 a year...
Mrs. B. F. Stayley
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.5
STAYLEY, MRS. B.F., married and has 14 children but all of them are away from home. Her age is 65; her husband's age is 69. Reside at Reddis [sic] River, N.C. INCOME: Husband makes all his money by farming and by lending money. They have one son who is a school...
Modern art pottery
Figure 18 shows some examples of the finished product of the potter's art. These amazingly large objects were made by Mark Hewitt and fired in the kiln shown in Figure 15. These pots represent the acme of modern Piedmont art pottery in North Carolina. They...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Letter of April 1, 1939
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 1.4
Box 132, R. #1, Leaksville, N.C., April 1, 1939. Mr. Sherlock Bronson, Box 644, Richmond, Va. Dear Sir: I am kindly writing asking you please not to take the stringing of bags away from Mrs. Jones, our Agent for our community. For two years I have stringing...
Homegrown Handmade
Culture and agriculture come together on these unique “agri-cultural” trails which can be found in 72 North Carolina counties.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Durham's "Black Wall Street"
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.6
In the early twentieth century, Parrish Street in Durham, North Carolina, known as "Black Walll Street," was the hub of African American business activity.
Format: article
Zeke's Island North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
Part of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, Zeke's Island has interpreter led field trips which focus on the importance of estuaries to the North Carolina coast.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Aquariums
Visit one of the three North Carolina Aquariums and learn about the "diverse natural and cultural resources associated with North Carolina's ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams, and other aquatic environments."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The experiences of black soldiers
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 6.4
This UNC-TV documentary looks at the experiences of black North Carolinians in World War II.
Format: documentary
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina
This is the USS North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
A survivor's story: How does it really feel?
Students use oral history excerpts of a Hurricane Floyd survivor to explore the concept of contradiction or irony.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Colonial cooking and foodways
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.15
A reenactor demonstrates cooking over an open fire.
Format: video
Mrs. Samuel Stayley
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.7
STAYLEY, MRS. SAMUEL, has five children living at home. She is 83 years old and her husband is 84. They reside at Reddies River, Wilkes Co., N.C. INCOME: The whole family works on the farm and they make just enough to live on. They income from farming is enough...
The fate of North Carolina's native peoples: Causes and effects
This activity provides a way for students to further their comprehension as they read an article about changes in the population of North Carolina in the early 1700s as European settlers displaced American Indians. Students will complete a graphic organizer and answer a series of questions.
Format: worksheet/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Hurricane storm surges in North Carolina
In Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development, page 6
Figure 3 shows the bottom of the exhibit shown in Figure 2 and provides data on recent hurricanes in North Carolina. Those shown are four of the storms of the 1990s but do not include Dennis and Floyd in 1999, both of which occurred just weeks before the...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Natural and human impacts on the northern Outer Banks
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” examines how coastal process continuously alter the structure of the Outer Banks, and how humans have adapted to and resisted these changes.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Slavery in North Carolina
The resources on this page are designed to provide an opportunity for students to explore the history of slavery in North Carolina by reading slave narratives. Through these lessons, students will analyze the cultural background and the daily life of the authors of these narratives.
Format: lesson plan
Growing tobacco
In Postwar North Carolina, page 2.5
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.9
This short documentary shows the process of harvesting, curing, and selling tobacco, from farm to auction. It was filmed at Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham, North Carolina, during the 2009 Tobacco Harvest Festival.
Format: documentary
Mrs. Emma Mitchell
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.9
MITCHELL, MRS. EMMA, (colored), aged 44; husband 58; have ten children, all of whom live with them at Reidsville, N.C. INCOME: Their income depends on farming and bag stringing. They raise practically all their food and only have to buy about $8.00 worth a...