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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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1966 cover of Blueprint for Opportunity
1966 cover of Blueprint for Opportunity
1966 cover of Blueprint for Opportunity, the magazine for the North Carolina Fund. The North Carolina Fund was a series of programs aimed at eradicating poverty, launched by Governor Terry Sanford in 1963.
Format: image/photograph
The North Carolina Fund
In Postwar North Carolina, page 6.2
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.13
During the 1960s, the North Carolina Fund was created to wage an "all-out assault on poverty" in the state.
Format: article
Fighting poverty
In Postwar North Carolina, page 6.3
Excerpt of an oral history interview with Billy E. Barnes, a photographer known for his documentary work on racial and economic justice issues in the 1950s and 1960s. Barnes served as Director of Public Information for the North Carolina Fund from January 1964 through January 1969.
Format: interview/primary source
The Good Roads movement
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 1.11
The first document on this page is a letter written by the president of the North Carolina Good Roads Association, W. A. McGritt, to the state’s governor, Thomas Bickett. The second is from a pamphlet published by the association, encouraging citizens to support a tax for the construction of roads. Historical commentary provides a short history of the Good Roads movement.
Format: letter/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
Take students on a guided walking tour through Hillsborough's historic district and go inside the Norwood Law Office, the Orange County Historical Museum, the Burwell School Historic Site, and the Hughes Academy. Along the way they will also see the Old Orange County Courthouse, historic churches, cemeteries, colonial and antebellum homes, and much more.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Greensboro killings
In Postwar North Carolina, page 8.8
An anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, in November 1979, resulted in the deaths of five people at the hands of self-proclaimed Klansmen and Nazis. The accused men were never convicted.
Format: article
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.
Postwar North Carolina
Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the postwar era (1945–1975).
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina History: A Sampler
A sample of the more than 800 pages of our digital textbook for North Carolina history, including background readings, various kinds of primary sources, and multimedia. Also includes an overview of the textbook and how to use it.
Format: (multiple pages)
Contemporary Science Center
Students experience cutting-edge science through real-world research at this laboratory on the Museum of Life and Science campus.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.13
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park opened in 1940 and has proved to be one of the most popular parks in the country.
Format: article
2010 Census
In March, the 2010 Census will be mailed to every household in the United States in an effort to count every man, woman, and child. This selection of resources provides information on the 2010 Census, lessons and activities that use census data, and historical information on the federal census.
Format: bibliography/help
Archibald Murphey proposes a system of public education
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 4.6
Report of a joint legislative committee, 1817, laying out a complete plan for statewide public education, including primary schools, academies, and the University of North Carolina. Includes historical commentary.
Format: report/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Key industries: Hog farming
In Recent North Carolina, page 3.6
An overview of the recent growth of the hog industry in North Carolina and of the controversies surrounding it.
Format: article
Real-world learning in a virtual environment
Want to try project-based learning to get your students involved in real-world issues? A former North Carolina Technology & Learning Teacher of the Year talks about how she worked with the North Carolina Zoo to get students excited about learning.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Improving school houses
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 2.3
Report by the The Woman's Association for the Betterment of Public School Houses, 1906, on improvements made to the Snow Hill School in Greene County, North Carolina. Describes conditions in rural schools at the time. Includes photographs and historical background.
Format: report/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
4-H club contributions to the war effort
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.7
This page includes three reports sent by county agents of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service after the war ended. Each county agent outlined the contributions of 4-H club members in his or her county to the war effort. Includes historical commentary.
Format: report/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
Key industries: Textiles & apparel
In Recent North Carolina, page 3.8
An overview of the recent history and decline of North Carolina's textile industry.
Format: article
Women's clubs
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 2.2
Excerpt from the published minutes of the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, a statewide organization that coordinated the activities of various clubs. Includes historical commentary on women's activities as reformers during the Progressive Era.
Format: document/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Sour stomachs and galloping headaches
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 1.13
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 7.5
Excerpts from an online exhibit about the rise of "patent medicine" in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes several examples of packaging and advertising.
Format: exhibit/primary source