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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 1971 constitution
In Postwar North Carolina, page 8.3
North Carolina's constitution was rewritten in 1971 to incorporate the many amendments made since Reconstruction.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Gertrude Weil urges suffragists to action
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 4.9
Letter from Gertrude Weil, president of the North Carolina Equal Suffrage League, to supporters on the eve of the North Carolina General Assembly's vote on the Nineteenth Amendment. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
A petition to free a white slave
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 1.8
Petition to the North Carolina General Assembly to free an enslaved woman named Lucy. The petitioner, Gurdon Deming, argued that Lucy was too "perfectly White" to be kept in slavery.
Format: petition/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
A Bill to Prevent All Persons from Teaching Slaves to Read or Write, the Use of Figures Excepted (1830)
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 5.9
Law enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly, 1830. Includes historical commentary.
Format: legislation/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Chatham County farmers protest
In North Carolina in the New South, page 7.4
Petition from the Chatham County Farmers Alliance to the North Carolina General Assembly, 1889, asking for legislation protecting the interests of farmers. Includes historical commentary.
Format: petition/primary source
Governor Holden speaks out against the Ku Klux Klan
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 10.4
Speech by North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden to the General Assembly, December 1869, asking for the power to declare martial law where needed to stop the violence of the Ku Klux Klan. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Dorothea Dix Hospital
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 11.7
Dorothea Dix, a reformer from New England, came to North Carolina in the 1840s to campaign for a state mental hospital that would provide humane care to the mentally ill. Her efforts resulted in the construction of Dix Hill Asylum (now called Dorothea Dix Hospital) which opened in 1856.
Format: article
Lillian Exum Clement
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 4.12
Biography of Lillian Exum Clement, the first woman elected to the North Carolina General Assembly.
Format: article
The 1868 constitution
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 9.11
In accordance with the Reconstruction Acts, North Carolina wrote a new constitution in 1868. In addition to abolishing slavery, the new constitution gave more power to the people and to the governor, and called for free public schools, state prisons, and charitable institutions.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Eugenics in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.9
Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina's Eugenics Board had the power to order sterilization of mentally ill, feeble-minded, or epileptic persons.
Format: article
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...
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
Henry Frye
In Recent North Carolina, page 2.5
Biography of Henry Frye (1932–), former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Format: biography
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...
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
Statewide Prohibition
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 2.5
On May 26, 1908, by a referendum vote of 62 percent to 38 percent, North Carolina became the first southern state to enact statewide prohibition of alcoholic beverages.
Format: article
North Carolina State Capitol
Discover the truth! Does the Capitol Building in Raleigh really have an escape tunnel? Secret rooms? Find out the answers to these questions and more at your state capital's website!
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Stanly-Spaight Duel
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 8.1
In early nineteenth-century North Carolina, arguments often ended in duels. The 1802 duel between Richard Dobbs Spaight and John Stanly, in which Spaight was killed, led to legislation outlawing the practice, but the law had little immediate effect.
Format: article
A capital in the "wilderness"
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 1.3
In 1792, the North Carolina General Assembly voted to place a permanent state capital in Wake County. Joel Lane sold 1,000 acres of land to the state, and in the years that followed, the city of Raleigh was planned and built.
Format: article
Scuppernong grapes.
Scuppernong grapes.
The scuppernong, Vitis rotundifolia, is a variety of muscadine grape named for the Scuppernong River in North Carolina. The scuppernong has a thick skin and a sweet pulp, and is credited with being the first grape actively cultivated...
Format: image/photograph