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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.
National Board Certification
Program of teacher certification (beyond education degree) focused on teacher development and professionalism, requiring "intense self-reflection and analysis of [teacher] practice" through preparation of a portfolio and responses to assessment questions drawn from their field (such as early childhood and mathematics).
Brown versus Board of Education
Landmark decision of the U. S. Supreme Court (1954) that affirmed the constitutional guarantee of equal opportunity in education. Arguing that the doctrine of "separate but equal" facilities had no place in the American system of education, the court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.

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Sanitation and privies
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 2.10
This article, published by the North Carolina State Board of Health in 1919, tried to educate people about how to improve their health, as well as the health of their neighbors, by building proper outhouses. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: article/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
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
Stopping the spread of influenza
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 3.14
Article published by the North Carolina State Board of Health during the influenza pandemic of 1918–19, instructing the public on how to limit the spread of the disease. Includes historical commentary.
Format: article/primary source
The way Germans did it / The way North Carolinians do it
The way Germans did it / The way North Carolinians do it
A pair of cartoons from the State Health Bulletin in October 1919 warns North Carolinians of how influenza is spread. The first, showing a man gunning down a soldier with a machine gun, is captioned "The way the Germans did it at Chateau-Thierry: During the...
Format: image/cartoon
North Carolina in the early 20th century
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the first decades of the twentieth century (1900–1929). Topics include changes in technology and transportation, Progressive Era reforms, World War I, women's suffrage, Jim Crow and African American life, the cultural changes of the 1920s, labor and labor unrest, and the Gastonia stirke of 1929.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Death in a Pot
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 2.8
This article, republished by the North Carolina State Board of Health in 1900, informed the public about health hazards associated with new, and devious, ways of processing and packaging food. Includes historical commentary about the growth of concern about food safety and of public health as a field.
Format: article/primary source
The cabinet
In Election 2012, page 2.8
A guide to the North Carolina Governor's cabinet including the Council of State, department Secretaries and the Lieutenant Governor. Includes information about the 2012 candidates for all elected cabinet positions.
Format: bibliography
The growth of tourism: Southern Pines
In North Carolina in the New South, page 5.10
Report on a trip by doctors to Southern Pines, North Carolina, suggesting that its healthful climate made it an excellent destination for urban tourists and people recovering from illnesses. Includes historical commentary.
Format: article/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Records of eugenical sterilization in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.10
Data from North Carolina's state-run eugenics program, from the 1930s. Includes historical background.
Format: data set/primary source
Quarantines
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 2.6
This article, published by the North Carolina State Board of Health in 1889, instructed public officials about how to properly quarantine sick people to stop the spread of diseases. Includes historical commentary about common diseases of the time and how they were understood by doctors.
Format: article/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
North Carolina Museum of History
Get a sneak preview of the Museum before you visit! You can search for artifacts, preview the exhibitions, and read about important events in North Carolina history. The Museum offers teachers a variety of resources--many are online! Find lesson plans, information on history in a box kits, professional development workshops, and more!
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
In Postwar North Carolina, page 4.8
The Supreme Court's ruling in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, April 20, 1971, which ordered the integration of Mecklenburg County's schools. Includes historical background.
Format: court decision/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
County government in North Carolina
Students will become familiar with aspects of county government in North Carolina.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Social Studies)
By Sadie Allran Broome.
Air pollution
In Recent North Carolina, page 4.7
In 2006, the State of North Carolina sued the Tennessee Valley Authority in 2006 to force limits on emissions from power plants across the border in Tennessee. This newspaper article tells the story. Includes historical background.
Format: article/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Child labor laws in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.2
Excerpt of North Carolina's 1933 law regulating child labor. Includes historical background.
Format: legislation/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Introducing students to environmental justice: A North Carolina case study
This lesson plan for science and social studies uses the 5E model to have students consider an environmental justice case study.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Science and Social Studies)
By Dana Haine.
4-H on the home front
In this lesson plan, secondary students will analyze a variety of primary source textual materials to investigate how young rural people were encouraged to support the war effort during World War II.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 and 11–12 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
A smoke-free me
In this lesson, students will use the "A Smoke-Free Me" Mini Page to learn about how the heart and lungs work, smoking regulations in their state, and the harmful effects of smoking. Students will create an anti-smoking poster using their new knowledge. If possible, students will hang these posters around the school to educate others.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–5 Healthful Living and Science)
By Summer Pennell.
The case of the disappearing pitcher plants
This lesson addresses the cause and effect relationship between human interaction and a North Carolina endangered plant species. A role-playing scenario allows students to view the situation from a variety of positions and to collectively arrive at a solution to the problem.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts, Information Skills, and Science)
By Eddie Hamblin.
World War I - The impact of WWI on Mecklenburg County
This is a fun and engaging computer activity designed to help students understand how a war in Europe can effect a town in North Carolina. This lesson is part of a unit on World War I. This lesson may be used in a World History class or United States History class. It will deals with the creation of Camp Greene in Mecklenburg County and the impact the camp had on the inhabitants of Charlotte. The lesson will also focus on changes that occurred in Charlotte during WWI.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 Social Studies)
By Billie Clemens.