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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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The experiences of black soldiers
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 6.4
This UNC-TV documentary looks at the experiences of black North Carolinians in World War II.
Format: documentary
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
The way Germans did it / The way North Carolinians do it
The way Germans did it / The way North Carolinians do it
A pair of cartoons from the State Health Bulletin in October 1919 warns North Carolinians of how influenza is spread. The first, showing a man gunning down a soldier with a machine gun, is captioned "The way the Germans did it at Chateau-Thierry: During the...
Format: image/cartoon
Understanding out-migration from North Carolina in the 1800s
In this lesson plan, students read an article about the factors leading North Carolinians to leave for other states in the 1800s. Students participate in a debate about which factors were more important — "push" factors or "pull" factors.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Jamie Lathan.
World War II dead and missing from North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 9.7
More than 8,500 North Carolinians who served in World War II did not return. The National Archives has made available the complete lists of war casualties published in 1946.
Format: article
Modern art pottery
Figure 18 shows some examples of the finished product of the potter's art. These amazingly large objects were made by Mark Hewitt and fired in the kiln shown in Figure 15. These pots represent the acme of modern Piedmont art pottery in North Carolina. They...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park
A memorial honoring North Carolinians who were killed in the Vietnam War. Each name is engraved in a free-standing monolith in a 230-foot wide basin scooped out of the earth.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Tar Heels pitch in
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 2.7
"Tar Heel," evidence indicates, was a derogatory nickname applied to North Carolina soldiers by others in the Army of Northern Virginia. It was a natural, given that the boys from the piney woods oftentimes were harvesters of tar, pitch, and turpentine. It...
Format: article
Antebellum homes and plantations
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 2.15
The most popular images of antebellum life are grand plantation houses -- but, as we've seen, a tiny fraction of North Carolinians lived in such houses. To get a sense of what daily life was like for a wider variety of people, we've developed a slideshow of...
Mapping rumors of Nat Turner's Rebellion
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 9.2
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 6.2
Introduction to a series of primary sources about Nat Turner's Rebellion and the responses to it in North Carolina, including rumors of further slave insurrections and retaliation against African Americans allegedly involved. This page provides maps showing the locations of key events, the distribution of slaves in North Carolina, and the location of roads along which news would have traveled.
Format: activity
Businesses by county, 1854
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 9.3
In this activity, students explore an excerpt from the Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser of 1854 to learn about business and town life in antebellum North Carolina.
Format: activity
The Nissen Wagon Works
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 4.6
History of the Nissen Wagon Works founded in Salem, North Carolina, in 1834. North Carolinians carried goods to market in Nissen Wagons, and the works supplied wagons and gun carts to the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Format: article
The nearer we come to the present, the more difficult it becomes to write history. When we consider events of a hundred years ago, we can evaluate their long-term impact. But the events of the last ten or twenty years are still raw; we don't know their consequences...
Format: article
By David Walbert.
How are we changing North Carolina?
In North Carolina maps, page 2.2
In this lesson, students look at soil survey maps to draw conclusions about the impact North Carolinians have had on the land. This lesson is meant to accompany instruction on soil type, use, and erosion
Format: lesson plan
Mapping election returns, 1960–2008
In Recent North Carolina, page 2.1
A slideshow of maps show results for statewide North Carolina elections in presidential election years from 1960 to 2008. Accompanying questions guide students to explore how voting patterns have changed with time and place.
Format: activity
By David Walbert.
Where in North Carolina is... ? Teaching latitude and longitude
In North Carolina maps, page 1.5
In this lesson, students will learn about the concepts of latitude and longitude by locating the birthplaces of famous people from North Carolina and describing the location in absolute terms.
Format: lesson plan
By Jennifer Job.
North Carolina secedes
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 1.7
Ordinance of secession passed by a convention of delegates from North Carolina counties on May 20, 1861. Includes historical commentary.
Format: legislation/primary source
"Native Carolinians" additional activities
In Two worlds: Educator's guide, page 2.10
These lessons from the UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology's Intrigue of the Past can be used as additional activities for the digital history textbook module "Two Worlds: Prehistory, Contact, and the Lost Colony."
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Liberation and deliberation: The North Carolina ratification debates of 1788
This lesson focuses on the deliberations over ratification of the US Constitution by the North Carolina legislators. In particular it traces the arguments of the Federalists and Anti-federalists found in the primary sources digitized in the Documenting the American South collection.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Mark Laskowski.
North Carolina's first newspaper
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.11
Without the large port cities of other colonies, North Carolina did not get its first newspaper until 1751. In the second half of the eighteenth century, newspapers were founded in several cities across the coastal plain and Piedmont.
Format: article