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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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Zeke's Island North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
Part of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, Zeke's Island has interpreter led field trips which focus on the importance of estuaries to the North Carolina coast.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Foscue Plantation House
This restored plantation home has a rich history and exhibits family artifacts and period pieces.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
George Moses Horton
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 6.10
The historic poet laureate of Chatham County, North Carolina, George Moses Horton, was the only person to publish a book while living in slavery.
Format: article
Anticipation guide: "A Little Kingdom in Carolina"
A learner's guide to the article "A Little Kingdom in Carolina," this activity will support student comprehension.
Format: worksheet/learner's guide
By Pauline S. Johnson.
On the road with Jane Caroline North
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 5.7
In this excerpt from her diary of 1851, Jane Caroline North describes her experiences traveling from South Carolina to Virginia to the mineral springs of western Virginia. Part of her route ran through North Carolina, and although she was able to travel part of the way by railroad, her experience shows how complicated and inconvenient travel could still be in the 1850s. Includes historical commentary.
Format: diary/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood and David Walbert.
Dear Peter Rabbit
Students will identify formal language and sentence structures in friendly letters. They will use similar formal language and style to create friendly letters to other story book characters.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 English Language Arts and Information Skills)
By Caroline Annas, Elizabeth Gibson, and Stephanie Johnson.
The Dukes of Durham
In North Carolina in the New South, page 2.7
After the Civil War, Orange County farmer Washington Duke put everything he had into growing tobacco. From farming he quickly expanded into manufacturing, and by the end of the nineteenth century, his son controlled the largest tobacco industry in the world.
Format: article
Setting up a plantation
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.14
Excerpts from the papers of Paul Cameron, detailing the costs of setting up a new plantation in Greene County, Alabama. Includes historical commentary.
Format: document/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
In Postwar North Carolina, page 8.7
History of the Watergate scandal that ended in President Richard Nixon's resignation from office.
Format: article