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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 African American State Fair
In North Carolina in the New South, page 1.10
For several years in the late nineteenth century, African American farmers held their own state fair in Raleigh to showcase improvements in agriculture.
Format: article
By Jim L. Sumner.
Percent of a number
In CareerStart lessons: Grade seven, page 2.10
In this lesson for grade seven, students will act as fair planners ordering food for the Dixie Classic Fair. Students will calculate percentages to determine how much food to order.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7 Mathematics)
By Peggy Dickey and Barbara Turner.Adapted by Sharon Abell.
Postcard from the 1912 North Carolina State Fair
Postcard from the 1912 North Carolina State Fair
Advertisement postcard showing a railroad car carrying two giant apples. The card also reads, "E.F.; McRae, Pres.," "Jos. E. Pogue, Sec'y," "Oct. 14-19, 1912," and "A.T. & S.F. RY. 2010."
Format: image/ephemera
Candy apples at the North Carolina State Fair
Candy apples at the North Carolina State Fair
Format: image/photograph
Goat at the North Carolina State Fair
Goat at the North Carolina State Fair
Format: image/photograph
Greater Fair Bluff Historical Society Depot Museum
Students can learn about their Columbus County's history through artifacts and other exhibits at the Greater Fair Bluff Historical Society Depot Museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina State Fair
North Carolina State Fair
Format: image/photograph
4-H Corn Exhibit at the NC State Fair
4-H Corn Exhibit at the NC State Fair
“4-H Club Trains Farm Youth in the Art of Living” is written on a banner over a 4-H club corn exhibit in this black and white photograph taken at the North Carolina State Fair in 1938. In the forefront of the image, on a table, are wooden trays...
Format: image/photograph
Ferris wheel at the Cleveland County Fair
Ferris wheel at the Cleveland County Fair
This is the ferris wheel at the Cleveland County Fair in Shelby, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Chatham County Historical Association: Log Cabin Restoration Project
Visit the two log cabins that are being reconstructed by the Chatham Country Historical Association. Students will see how these structures were built and what life was like in the days of the pioneers.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
A ride at the Robeson County Fair
A ride at the Robeson County Fair
These are lights on a ride at the Robeson County Fair in Robeson County, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
The history of the state fair
In North Carolina in the New South, page 1.9
The North Carolina State Fair was begun in the 1850s to showcase improvements in agriculture and teach farmers about scientific farming. By the early twentieth century it had grown and changed, but still held to its basic mission.
Format: article
By Melton McLaurin.
Food preservation display
Food preservation display
This is a black and white photograph of a food preservation display, possibly at State Fair or Farm and Home Week. An older woman in a plaid dress is looking at jar of canned fruit or vegetables. Behind her is a wall of shelves full of canned jars of food....
Format: image/article
The Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts
Housed in a historic home in Waynesville, NC, the Museum of NC Handicrafts displays 19th century crafts, musical instruments, and Native American artifacts.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
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
Parole signed by the officers and men in Johnston's army
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.13
Text of the parole given to Confederate troops by Union officials after Johnston's surrender at Bennett Place, April 26, 1865.
Format: document/primary source
Key industries: Furniture
In Recent North Carolina, page 3.5
The traditional North Carolina furniture industry has been experiencing drastic changes in the past decade. This article gives an overview of the industry's history and current state in North Carolina.
Format: article
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity seven
In this activity for grades 7–12, students take on the role of legislators who must make a decision concerning the passage of an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Students will evaluate the impact of emotional appeal in persuasion. This activity builds on information learned in activities one through six.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity one
This activity for grades 7–12 will help students understand what tobacco bag stringing was and why it was important to communities in North Carolina and Virginia. Students will read and analyze an introductory article about tobacco bag stringing.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–10 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Diary of a farm wife
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.4
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 3.3
April 1854 Page from Penelope Alderman diary. Mond. 3. Wove some. Mr. A. ploughing and...
Format: diary/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.