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From the education reference

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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African animals in habitats
This is an inquiry-based animal study for early childhood students centered around a visit to the African Continent of the North Carolina Zoo.
Format: lesson plan (grade K–1 Science)
By Sue McCullah.
North Carolina Zoo
Everything teachers and students need to know to plan a very special trip to the Zoo. If you can only visit online, this website offers an array of resources including games, images, and interactive tours of the special exhibits and animals as well several educational resources for teachers.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Haiku and photography: A natural connection
This lesson will allow students to combine photographing nature with creating a Haiku poem to express what they see in the photograph.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Visual Arts Education and English Language Arts)
By Steven Sather.

Resources on the web

The Elephants of Cameroon
Explore elephant migratory and land-use behaviors and sustainable use policies for managing Cameroon's remaining elephant habitat areas by participating in this online project. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Field Trip Earth
North Carolina Zoo
Everything teachers and students need to know to plan a very special trip to the Zoo. Resources including games, images, and interactive tours of the special exhibits and animals as well several educational resources for teachers can be accessed online through... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Field Trip Earth
Field Trip Earth focuses on field-based wildlife conservation research projects ongoing around the world. Some of the projects are "live," and others are archived so readers may continue to access the relevant articles, photos, videos, and other materials.... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Field Trip Earth