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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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Old Wilkes Walking Tour
Touring Old Wilkesboro gives students insight into the town's past. Historic refurbished buildings with authentic artifacts show what life in Wilkesboro was like from the 1700s to the present.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mrs. Kuhn, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Kuhn, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Kuhn, North Wilkesboro, N.C., pictured seated while stringing bags in the interior of her house. Her husband's wheelchair is visible in the background.
Format: image/photograph
Wilkes County Heritage Museum
The Old Wilkes County Courthouse is now a museum which showcases the rich history of this county.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Mrs. Kuhn
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.2
MRS. KUHN, North Wilkesboro, N.C., married and has one child, who is also married. She is 68 years old and her husband is in his sixties; crippled. INCOME: Husband works in furniture factory about six months out of a year at thirty cents an hour. Only other...
Jamming musicians at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Jamming musicians at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
These are musicians jamming by firelight at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. After seeing a bevy of incredible bands play in the daytime, musicians who have camped out for the night have the chance to play with one another. MerleFest is named in honor...
Format: image/photograph
Stone Mountain
In Lonely mountains: The monadnocks of the inner Piedmont, page 12
Quartzite is not the only erosion-resistant rock that has formed monadnocks on North Carolina's Piedmont. Another major rock type — granite — has also been responsible for monadnock formation. Granite is a granular rock made primarily of feldspar...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
New water lines for Wilkesboro
New water lines for Wilkesboro
This photograph, from the 1930s, shows W.P.A. workers digging trenches and laying new water lines to improve the quality of water for the people of Wilkesboro, North Carolina in Wilkes County.
Format: image/photograph
Doc Watson at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC
Doc Watson at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC
At the right is the guitarist Doc Watson, a legendary flat picker despite his blindness. MerleFest is named in honor of his son, Merle, who died in a tractor accident. Merle was also a legendary guitarist. MerleFest features some of the world's best bluegrass,...
Format: image/photograph
Mrs. Flossie Clary, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Flossie Clary, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Flossie Clary is pictured standing in front of an empty field.
Format: image/photograph
Lonely mountains: The monadnocks of the inner Piedmont
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” explores the geology of North Carolina's monadnocks, mountains that rise individually above the surrounding topogaphy.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook
In Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression, page 2.8
HOLSBROOK, MRS. ETHEL, aged 33; married, North Wilkesboro, N.C. Children: Mozelle, aged 16. Estelle, aged 15. Effie, aged 10. Adia, aged 5. INCOME: None. HOME CONDITIONS: The husband has been out of work for over a year and being in poor health it is not probable...
Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression
Images and text from a report in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill documenting tobacco bag stringing work in North Carolina and Virginia in 1939.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Yadkin River
Yadkin River
The Yadkin River at Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Ethel Holsbrook and four children are pictured sitting on the front steps of their home. Mrs. Holsbrook is holding a bundle of tobacco bags, and there are more visible at her feet.
Format: image/photograph
Stoneman's Raid
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 7.6
Letter describing the effect of Stoneman's Raid on Caldwell County, North Carolina. In March 1865, at the end of the Civil War, Union General George Stoneman led 6,000 men from Tennessee into western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia, destroying railroads, factories, and warehouses. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
Girls helping the cause
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 2.8
Letter from a young woman to her grandmother in which she describes some of the many activities of southern women on the home front in North Carolina. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source