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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 Fork of the New River in Bridal Cove, North Carolina
North Fork of the New River in Bridal Cove, North Carolina
This is the North Fork of the New River in Bridal Cove, North Carolina. The green foliage of the trees bordering the water is reflected in the rippling river as it snakes around rocks. Much of the area around the Bridal Cove area is protected by conservation...
Format: image/photograph
Waterfalls in Yancey County, NC
Waterfalls in Yancey County, NC
These are waterfalls in Yancey County, North Carolina. They are located on a stream at North Fork, between Barnardsville and Burnsville.
Format: image/photograph
How do animals create sound to communicate?
In BioMusic, page 2.3
In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will experiment with a variety of objects and musical instruments to show how sound is caused by vibrations. They will learn how humans and birds create sound using the larynx and the syrinx, and identify two animals that use objects in their environments to create specific sounds.
Format: lesson plan (grade 5–6 Music Education and Science)
By Debra Hall and Crystal Patillo.
October 23 - October 27, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 5
Oct. 23. We started at daybreak. We bought a bottle of milk to use at our noon lunch, but the bottle broke and we lost it all. Two miles from camp we bought some meat; had six miles to North River, where we stopped for...
Format: diary/primary source
South Mountains State Park
One of the state's most rugged parks, South Mountains State Park offers a number of activities. Rangers are available to teach students about the mountain watershed and the importance of water stewardship.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Indians Cooking Fish
Indians Cooking Fish
Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry's engraving depicting two American Indian men cooking fish. De Bry's engraving, "The Broiling of Their Fish Over the Flame," was originally published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and...
Format: image/illustration
What sounds do whales use to communicate?
In BioMusic, page 2.8
In this lesson, students will listen to whale sounds. They will identify the difference between a whale song and a whale call. While using appropriate music terminology, students will also compare the similarities between whale song and human song.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4–6 Music Education)
By Debra Hall and Crystal Patillo.
The Broiling of Their Fish over the Flame
The Broiling of Their Fish over the Flame
"The Brovvyllinge of Their Fishe ouer the Flame." Theodor de Bry's engraving of two American Indian men cooking fish, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the center, two large fish...
Format: image/illustration
Hikers on the trail to the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park, Utah
Hikers on the trail to the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park, Utah
Hikers overlook the edge of a cliff streaked with desert varnish on the trail to the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park, Utah. The Lower Emerald Pool trail follows the North Fork of the Virgin River and is shaded by cottonwood and box elder trees. The mist...
Format: image/photograph
A cliff on the way to the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park, Utah
A cliff on the way to the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park, Utah
A cliff on the trail to the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park, Utah. The trail is scattered with boulders as well as small trees and shrubs. The Lower Emerald Pool trail follows the North Fork of the Virgin River and is shaded by cottonwood and box elder...
Format: image/photograph
Sherman's march through North Carolina
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.7
After capturing Atlanta in September 1864, Union General William Sherman led his troops on a "March to the Sea" across Georgia, destroying crops, livestock, supplies, and civilian infrastructure that might possibly support the Confederate war effort. He then turned north into the Carolinas, entering North Carolina in March 1865. This "Carolinas Campaign" ended with the surrender of Confederate General Joseph Johnston to Sherman at Bennett Place on April 26.
Format: article
Falls at the Lower Emerald Pool in Zion National Park, Utah
Falls at the Lower Emerald Pool in Zion National Park, Utah
The falls at Lower Emerald Pool in Zion National Park, Utah. The falls drop over a rock cliff stained with desert varnish past several small trees and shrubs. The Lower Emerald Pool trail follows the North Fork of the Virgin River and is shaded by cottonwood...
Format: image/photograph
The falls at the Lower Emerald Pool in Zion National Park, Utah
The falls at the Lower Emerald Pool in Zion National Park, Utah
The falls at Lower Emerald Pool in Zion National Park, Utah. The falls drop through a wide, overhanging curve of rock stained with desert varnish over several small trees and shrubs. The Lower Emerald Pool trail follows the North Fork of the Virgin River and...
Format: image/photograph
Soil and erosion unit: Section 2
This unit will involve descriptive information on North Carolina soil types and how the presence of plants affects soil erosion. This section should be begun only after completion of Soil and erosion unit: Section 1.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–12 Science)
By Amy Robertson.
North Carolina as a Civil War battlefield, November 1864–May 1865
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.2
Article describes major events and battles in North Carolina during the last year of the Civil War, including Sherman's Carolinas Campaign.
Format: article
Will of William Cartright, Sr., 1733
In Colonial North Carolina, page 7.6
Will of a wealthy plantation owner in colonial North Carolina. Includes explanations and photographs of items listed.
Format: will
Probate inventory of James and Anne Pollard, Tyrrell County, 1750
In Colonial North Carolina, page 7.7
Probate inventory of a wealthy couple in colonial North Carolina. Includes explanations and photographs of items listed.
Format: inventory
Observing connections: North Carolina pottery and face jugs (Lesson 3)
This is the third lesson in a series of three in which students are creating art based on their observations: Lesson 1 Observing connections—art, poetry and the environment; Lesson 2 Observing connections—changing landscapes; Lesson 3 Observing connections—North Carolina pottery and face jugs.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4–5 Visual Arts Education and Social Studies)
By Lisa Mitchell.
Civil War reenactment: Union occupation and a Confederate soldier goes home, 1865
In this video, a Confederate soldier making his way home at the end of the Civil War is stopped by Union soldiers at a checkpoint, then cooks for them in exchange for a day's rations.
Format: video/video
November 2 - November 5, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 7
Nov. 2. As these diary entries illustrate, covered wagon travel presented countless difficulties. We rose early, having slept little because the smoke troubled us all night. At day-break...
Format: diary/primary source