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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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North Carolina governor
In Election 2012, page 2.5
General Bev Perdue (D) -- governor Bev Perdue is currently serving as the 73rd governor of North Carolina. When she assumed her office in January 2009, Perdue became the first female governor of her state. Though...
Format: bibliography
Governor Charles Aycock: A virtual exhibit
In this activity, students learn about North Carolina governor Charles Aycock by reading historical commentary and a transcript of Aycock's inaugural speech. Students create museum exhibits about Governor Aycock using PowerPoint software.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Jamie Lathan.
Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Many famous North Carolinians are buried in Historic Oakwood Cemetery. This homepage for the cemetery has pictures of the cemetery and information about it.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Home of Governor David Settle Reid
This was the first frame house built in Reidsville and home to Governor David Settle Reid. It now houses the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce and is open for tours.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina governor
In Election 2008, page 2.5
General Office of the Governor Candidates Bev Perdue (D) -- lieutenant governor campaign website...
The 1984 Senate campaign
In Recent North Carolina, page 2.4
Time magazine article about the 1984 U.S. Senate race between incumbent Jesse Helms and then-governor Jim Hunt, which was the most expensive non-presidential election in the nation's history to that point.
Format: magazine
Tryon Palace
The history of Tryon Palace, located in what is now known as New Bern, North Carolina, is provided on the site, as well as trip planner information and activities. The palace was built in 1767 to serve as the home to the Royal Governor who was appointed by the ruling monarch of England.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Harmony Hall - Lenoir
Owned by North Carolina's first governor and site of a Civil War hospital, Harmony Hall is the only house of historical significance in Kinston.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
This is Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. Tryon Palace was built in 1767 to serve as the home to the Royal Governor who was appointed by the ruling monarch of England. The last Royal Governor fled the palace in 1775. Tryon Palace then housed the elected...
Format: image/photograph
The formal gardens at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
The formal gardens at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
These are the formal gardens at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. Tryon Palace was built in 1767 to serve as the home to the Royal Governor who was appointed by the ruling monarch of England. The last Royal Governor fled the palace in 1775. Tryon Palace...
Format: image/photograph
A blacksmith working at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
A blacksmith working at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
This is a blacksmith working at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. This young man is doing a full-time apprenticeship in blacksmithing. Tryon Palace was built in 1767 to serve as the home to the Royal Governor who was appointed by the ruling monarch...
Format: image/photograph
Arbor leading to the garden at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
Arbor leading to the garden at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
This is the arbor leading the formal garden at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. Tryon Palace was built in 1767 to serve as the home to the Royal Governor who was appointed by the ruling monarch of England. The last Royal Governor fled the palace in...
Format: image/photograph
Mapping life in a colonial town
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.14
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 6.1
From a detailed map of colonial Edenton, North Carolina, we can learn a great deal about daily life and community life on the eve of the Revolution.
Format: activity
By L. Maren Wood.
The 1868 constitution
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 9.11
In accordance with the Reconstruction Acts, North Carolina wrote a new constitution in 1868. In addition to abolishing slavery, the new constitution gave more power to the people and to the governor, and called for free public schools, state prisons, and charitable institutions.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
North Carolina Executive Mansion
A history with images of the governor's mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina. Explore the gardens, the library, the ballroom, and more...all online. Read a brief history of NC's current first family.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Blandwood Mansion
Built in 1846, Blandwood gives visitors a look into the past and is a wonderful example of the Tuscan architecture which was so popular in the mid nineteenth century.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The 1971 constitution
In Postwar North Carolina, page 8.3
North Carolina's constitution was rewritten in 1971 to incorporate the many amendments made since Reconstruction.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Alexander Martin (1740–1807)
Alexander Martin was a North Carolina delegate to the Constitutional Convention, fought in the American Revolution, and served as governor and in the state legislature.
Format: biography
The Kirk-Holden War
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 10.5
In response to Ku Klux Klan violence during Reconstruction, North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden declared martial law in Alamance and Caswell counties in 1870. The militia, led by former Union Col. George W. Kirk, rounded up Klan leaders in what opponents called the "Kirk-Holden War."
Format: article
Anticipation guide: A royal colony
This activity presents students with a series of true/false statements about the early Carolina colony. Students respond to the statements before and after reading an article about the changes in the Carolina colony in its first fifty years, as it was divided into North and South Carolina and changed from a proprietary colony to a royal colony.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.