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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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Grimes Mill
Located at 600 North Church Street in Salisbury, this is the only roller mill museum in North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Recent North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore recent North Carolina (1975–present). Topics include politics, the economy, the environment, natural disasters, and increasing diversity.
Format: book (multiple pages)
A women's college
In North Carolina in the New South, page 4.3
The State Normal and Industrial School, founded in 1891, was the first public institution of higher education in North Carolina to admit women. It was established primarily to train teachers for the state's public schools. Today it is the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Format: article
The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.8
On the first of April 1899, the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company opened for business in Durham, North Carolina. The first month’s collections, after the payment of commissions, amounted only to $1.12, but from such beginnings North Carolina Mutual grew to be the largest African American managed financial institution in the United States.
Format: article
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity six
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will read and evaluate primary source stories from the Federal Writer’s Project.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Allison- Deaver House Museum
The N.C. Division of Archives and History has named this the oldest frame house in the mountains of North Carolina. It has never been altered and is an excellent representation of the construction of the early 1800s.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Key industries: Information technology
In Recent North Carolina, page 3.7
The information technology industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, fueling the American economic boom of the 1990s and subsequent growth and development. This article looks at the growth of that industry in North Carolina
Format: article
Cleaning up after the flood
In Recent North Carolina, page 5.10
A newsletter published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the North Carolina Emergency Management Division during the recovery from Hurricane Floyd gives a sense of what residents endured after the flooding.
Format: pamphlet
Proposed amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 1.7
It is declared to be the policy of this Act not to displace the use of cotton or cotton materials and the administrator shall by regulations or by order exempt any work where the application of the provisions of Section 6 may result in the use of other materials...
Changes in agriculture
In Postwar North Carolina, page 2.4
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 6.4
A series of maps based on U.S. Census of Agriculture data show changes in North Carolina's agriculture over time.
Format: slideshow
State Climate Office of North Carolina
Students of all ages will enjoy learning about North Carolina's climate, whether on a field trip or in their classroom. Topics include extreme weather records, drought, tornadoes, El Nino and La Nina, hurricanes and North Carolina, and much more.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Sauratown Mountains
In Lonely mountains: The monadnocks of the inner Piedmont, page 4
One of the best places to see real monadnocks in North Carolina's Piedmont is in the Sauratown Mountains north of Winston-Salem in Stokes and Surrey counties. Here are pinnacles and two high ridges that stretch west southwest from Hanging Rock and include...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Capital Area Visitor Information
Find information for scheduling a free comprehensive tour of many of Raleigh's cultural attractions and a description of the sites you can visit, including the State Capitol, the State Legislative Building, the Executive Mansion, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Graphic organizer: Marriage in colonial North Carolina
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about marriage in colonial North Carolina.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Sir Walter Raleigh and South America
Short explanatory passages written for students about the life of Sir Walter Raleigh, specifically as it pertains to the history of South America.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Eyewitness to the flood
In this lesson, students will listen to oral history excerpts from Hurricane Floyd survivors and contrast their experiences with the experiences of the characters in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
My North Carolina
In North Carolina maps, page 1.3
Using word association and early maps of North Carolina, students will examine their preconceptions about the state and connect them to what they learn. This is intended to be used before any lesson about colonial times or discovery of America in general—the students can consider themselves "explorers" along with the ones they learn about.
Format: lesson plan
By Jennifer Job.
Measuring the waters
This lesson plan uses an excerpt from an oral history about measuring flood waters during Hurricane Floyd to teach students about the many ways measurements can be taken. Students are given an opportunity to practice measuring with a variety of tools and evaluate their effectiveness.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Work in Colonial America: Blacksmithing
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.16
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.1
A reenactor demonstrates the work of a colonial blacksmith and explains his role in the community.
Format: video
Graphic organizer: From Caledonia to Carolina
Graphic organizer designed to aid students' comprehension as they read an article about the immigration of Highland Scots to North Carolina in the colonial era.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.