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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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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
Colonial and state records of North Carolina
Lessons developed using the Colonial State Records of North Carolina collection from Documenting the American South
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University
Visit the Nuclear Engineering Department at NC State University and learn about the field of nuclear engineering and industrial applications.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina State University Gallery of Art and Design
Guided tours of the NCSU Gallery of Art and Design's collections and exhibitions are available for school groups.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The University of North Carolina opens
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 5.6
The University of North Carolina held its opening ceremony on January 15, 1795, and soon after became the first state university to enroll students.
Format: article
North Carolina Collection Gallery
Early exploration of North Carolina, the Algonquin culture, the Roanoke Island settlement - these are just some of the exhibits that can be seen at the North Carolina Collection Gallery in Wilson Library on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Elizabeth City State University duking it out for the ball
Elizabeth City State University duking it out for the ball
An Elizabeth City State University basketball player and a Virginia State player duke it out for the ball. ECSU is part of sixteen schools in the University of North Carolina system. The university offers several majors and graduate programs and participates...
Format: image/photograph
The campus of Appalachian State University from above
The campus of Appalachian State University from above
This is the campus of Appalachian State University as seen from above. ASU is located in Boone, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Diggs Gallery Of Winston Salem State University
This university art gallery specializes in African and African-American art.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
A library at Western Carolina University
A library at Western Carolina University
This is a library at Western Carolina University. WCU is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, in Jackson County. It serves approximately 11,000 students of all types, ages, and international backgrounds throughout the course of a year. It has become better...
Format: image/photograph
Archibald Murphey
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 4.4
Archibald Debow Murphey (1777–1832) was a North Carolina state senator and later a Superior Court judge who fought for a comprehensive system of public education, construction of canals and roads, and other progressive reforms.
Format: biography
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
East Carolina University Pirate
East Carolina University Pirate
In Greenville, North Carolina, a statue of the East Carolina University's pirate mascot stands outside a building.
Format: image/photograph
First freshman class at North Carolina State University, 1889
First freshman class at North Carolina State University, 1889
Format: image/photograph
Commemorative landscapes
These lessons for elementary, middle, and high school were developed in collaboration with The University of North Carolina Library Commemorative Landscapes project to introduce and promote student understanding and writing of North Carolina’s history through commemorative sites, landscapes, and markers.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Hurricanes and coastal development
In Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development, page 1
North Carolina's location at the eastern end of the southeastern U.S. coastline makes it a frequent site of hurricane landfalls. These landfalls are a regular feature of the state's climate, as they are a natural outcome of the its proximity to the most frequent...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
The Science and Technology Building at East Carolina University
The Science and Technology Building at East Carolina University
This is the Science and Technology Building at East Carolina University. ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
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.
Enduring amputation
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 5.10
Letter from a Civil War soldier to his brother about how he is getting along with his artificial leg. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Farmville's choice
In this lesson, students will learn about rural life in North Carolina at the turn of the century. Home demonstration and 4H clubs implemented many programs to help people learn better farming techniques, ways of preserving food, and taking care of the home. Several North Carolina leaders went to great lengths to ensure the success of these programs. In part of this activity, students help the town of Farmville dedicate a monument to one of those people.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)