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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 U.S. Embassy
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 13
Although many Vietnamese linked to the U.S. army initially entered the Embassy compound for evacuation, on the last day an order was given to airlift only Embassy documents and American citizens. Vietnamese who had worked many years for the U.S. Embassy or...
By Lorraine Aragon.
A new religion
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 18
This elaborate temple at Tay Ninh, located about 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, was constructed between 1933 and 1955. The congregation, seen from behind, sits cross-legged on the floor with their hands held up in front of their chests. White robes...
By Lorraine Aragon.
A new language
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 4
Once it became a French “protectorate” with puppet emperors, Vietnamese upper class leaders fiercely debated the relative merits of Chinese Confucian versus Western European knowledge and power. By the 1920s, though, they decided to adopt
By Lorraine Aragon.
A soldier's experience in Vietnam: Herbert Rhodes
In Postwar North Carolina, page 7.4
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 5.7
Oral history interview with a North Carolina veteran of the Vietnam War. Rhodes describes his interactions with South Vietnamese civilians, and what he believes was the purpose behind the war.
Format: interview/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Ruins of an empire
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 7
In 1968 the North Vietnamese army launched the Tết Offensive against U.S. troops, who responded with heavy bombing that destroyed many buildings in Hué, the old imperial capital.
By Lorraine Aragon.
Reunification
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 15
Now a museum concerning the fall of Saigon to the Communist North Vietnamese in 1975, the Reunification Palace formerly was the official residence for presidents of South Vietnam.
By Lorraine Aragon.
My Lai
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 9
In 1968, U.S. forces considered the My Lai area to be a stronghold of Communist Vietnamese fighters (known as Vietcong) and their sympathizers. Repeated bombing of the region only increased the support of local civilians for the Communist fighters. After an...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Tank monument and tourists at Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City
Tank monument and tourists at Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City
A North Vietnamese tank monument on display is passed by two tourists visiting the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City. The foreign men walking around the exhibit are wearing T-shirts and shorts. The army green tank is numbered "843" in white paint beside...
Format: image/photograph
Former U.S. Embassy in Saigon and site of final helicopter evacuation in 1975
Former U.S. Embassy in Saigon and site of final helicopter evacuation in 1975
This former United States Embassy in Saigon, a multi-story building sided with reinforced white grillwork, was the site of the final U.S. helicopter evacuation at the end of the Vietnam War on April 30, 1975. Although many Vietnamese linked to the U.S. army...
Format: image/photograph
North Vietnamese military songs
Cat Ba island is the largest island in Halong Bay, in northern Vietnam. With its famous beautiful limestone outcroppings and sapphire blue waters, Halong Bay is a popular destination for tourists. It is also a point of pride for the Vietnamese. They tell a...
Format: audio
Gravestone style monument in memory of the massacre at My Lai
Gravestone style monument in memory of the massacre at My Lai
This gravestone-style monument was erected in memory of the massacre of Vietnamese at My Lai. The plaque on the stone, written in both Vietnamese and English, states that the monument is a reminder that "on March 16, 1968, the G.I.s killed 170 villagers."...
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Power and grace
In Northern and coastal Vietnam: Waterway settlements and Chinese influences, page 12
Most of the original buildings of Hué's Imperial City date to ambitious efforts by Nguyen dynasty rulers in the 1800s to control both the north and south of Vietnam from a centrally located capital. While drawing on the symbolic model of the powerful Chinese...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Flag of Socialist Republic of Vietnam hanging in Hanoi
Flag of Socialist Republic of Vietnam hanging in Hanoi
The national flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam hangs from a building in Hanoi. This red flag with a single gold star in the center was adopted by the North Vietnamese in 1955, and then used for the entire nation after the South Vietnamese regime fell...
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National borders
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 6
Some Vietnamese Communists today point to early anti-French communist groups that emerged in North Vietnam in the 1930s, but no serious nationalist or communist movements emerged before World War II. The Japanese invaded French Indochina in 1940 and, as everywhere,...
Vietnam: Historical background
Vietnam has strong historical connections to China and India and has been ruled by both China and France. After turmoil and wars in the twentieth century, Vietnam embarked on a program of reform that has opened relations with the United States.
By Lorraine Aragon.
Halong Bay tour: Inside hospital cave
Cat Ba island is the largest island in Halong Bay, in northern Vietnam. With its famous beautiful limestone outcroppings and sapphire blue waters, Halong Bay is a popular destination for tourists. It is also a point of pride for the Vietnamese. They tell a...
Format: audio
All-Seeing Eye image in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
All-Seeing Eye image in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
This All-Seeing Eye image framed in a triangle surrounded by sun rays and carved lotus blossoms is displayed in the Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh. The elaborate temple, located about 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, was constructed between 1933 and 1955....
Format: image/photograph
Small boy stands in entrance to underground artillery shelter at My Lai
Small boy stands in entrance to underground artillery shelter at My Lai
A small boy wearing a blue plaid shirt and red shorts stands in the entrance to an underground artillery shelter at My Lai. The entrance hole is small enough that this boy of about six years easily can touch the inside ceiling. Grass grows over the top of...
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Long side portico and front turret of Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
Long side portico and front turret of Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
Long side porticos, lion stair rails, tiered roofs, and ornate turrets adorn the Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh. This elaborate temple, located about 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, was constructed between 1933 and 1955. Cao Dai is a relatively new religion...
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Noontime Gate or main entrance over moat into walled Imperial City at Hue
Noontime Gate or main entrance over moat into walled Imperial City at Hue
The "Noontime Gate" is the main entrance over a moat into the walled Imperial City at Hué. The Vietnamese emperor appeared from the top tower on the left during important public events or rituals. Most of the original buildings of Hué's Imperial City date...
Format: image/photograph