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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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Judicial elections
In Election 2012, page 2.9
A page to help explain the process of electing judges in North Carolina as well as a listing of candidates running for seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Format: bibliography
The Home Court Advantage: A Kid's Window into the North Carolina Court System
Learn about who's who in the courts and what the courts do by comparing the process and the players to a basketball game. Kids will learn about the "scorekeepers," the "coaches," and the "referees."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Old Burke County Courthouse and Heritage Museum
Students can learn about the history of Burke County and the sessions of the NC Supreme Court held on this site in the mid-19th century when visiting the Old Burke County Courthouse.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Brown versus Board of Education: Rhetoric and realities
In this lesson, students will listen to three oral histories that shed light on political and personal reactions toward the 1954 Supreme Court ruling Brown versus Board of Education. Includes a teacher's guide as well as the oral history audio excerpts and transcripts.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Freedom Ride
In Postwar North Carolina, page 3.2
In 1946, the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation of passengers on interstate buses was an "undue burden on interstate commerce"and could not be enforced. The following year, sixteen people set off on a tour of southern cities to test the laws. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling, four riders were arrested in Chapel Hill.
Format: article
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
Frankie Silver
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 6.6
Frankie Silver was hanged in Morganton in 1833 for the murder of her husband. According to legend, she sang her confession from the gallows.
Format: article
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.
Indian Cabinetmakers in Piedmont North Carolina
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.5
Thomas Day, a well-known African American cabinetmaker in North Carolina, worked and socialized with members of the American Indian community, who often faced the same types of racial discrimination as free blacks. Historical evidence suggests that Uriah and Nathan Jeffreys, cabinetmakers of American Indian origins, were Day’s close friends and may have worked with him at one time.
Format: article
By Patricia Phillips Marshall.
Desegregating hospitals
In Postwar North Carolina, page 5.7
Interiew with a black dentist who joined a 1963 lawsuit against the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro for refusing to accept African American patients or to hire African American doctors. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, affirmed and remanded (1955)
In Brown II the court delegated the task of carrying out the desegregation to district courts with orders that desegregation occur “with all deliberate speed.”
Format: court decision/primary source
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
Timeline of Women's Suffrage
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 4.1
A timeline of the major events in the long campaign for women's voting rights, from the nation's independence in 1776 to North Carolina's ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1971.
Format: timeline
By Jill Molloy.
The Lumbees face the Klan
In Postwar North Carolina, page 3.8
In January 1958, the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses on the front lawns of two Indian families in Robeson County, North Carolina. In response, as many as a thousand Lumbees violently broke up a Klan meeting, and the Klan never again met publicly in Robeson County.
Format: article
Opposition to busing
In Postwar North Carolina, page 4.10
A 1974 interview with Jesse Helms in which Helms denounced his critics who believed that his opposition to forced busing was racist. Includes historical background.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Furor over Hinton Helper's book
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 7.9
Description by historian John Spencer Bassett (1898) of the response in North Carolina to Hinton Helper's The Impending Crisis of the South, in which Helper argued against slavery. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Billy Graham and civil rights
In Postwar North Carolina, page 4.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 3.9
An exchange of letters between the Reverend Billy Graham and President Dwight Eisenhower, March 1956, on the Church's role in civil rights. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
In Brown versus Board of Education: Rhetoric and realities, page 2.5
In Postwar North Carolina, page 4.2
The text of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, that the segregation of public schools was in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Format: court decision
Desegregating public schools: Integrated vs. neighborhood schools
In this lesson, students will learn about the history of the "separate but equal" U.S. school system and the 1971 Swann case which forced Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to integrate. Students will examine the pros and cons of integration achieved through busing, and will write an argumentative essay drawing on information from oral histories.
Format: lesson plan (grade 10–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Dayna Durbin Gleaves.
North Carolina in the New Nation
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the early national period (1790–1836). Topics include the development of state government and political parties, agriculture, the Great Revival, education, the gold rush, the growth of slavery, Cherokee Removal, and battles over internal improvements and reform.
Format: book (multiple pages)