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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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Sir Walter Raleigh and South America
Short explanatory passages written for students about the life of Sir Walter Raleigh, specifically as it pertains to the history of South America.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Secession political cartoon
Secession political cartoon
A political cartoon, drawn circa 1861, depicts southern secession. The cartoon shows Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana as men riding donkeys, following South Carolina's lead toward a cliff. The rider carrying the Georgia flag rides down a hill,...
Format: image/cartoon
Climate on north- and south-facing slopes
In Roan Mountain Highlands, page 16
Figure 14 shows the interior of a higher elevation forest showing the abundance of birches and beeches that typify the northern hardwoods community. This photo also shows and interesting feature of climate differences on north and south facing slopes. The...
By Jennifer Godwin-Wyer and Dirk Frankenberg.
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
This historic trail, part of the National Trails System, tracks the route of Patriot militia men to the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
1833 map of North Carolina and South Carolina
1833 map of North Carolina and South Carolina
1833 map of North and South Carolina, showing major roads and towns, with county borders highlighted in color. The western part of both states is cropped off.
Format: image/map
1861 map of North Carolina and South Carolina
1861 map of North Carolina and South Carolina
An 1861 color map of North and South Carolina, shaded by county and showing the locations of major roadways and railroads.
Format: image/article
Timeline of the Civil War, January–June 1861
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 1.1
Timeline of secession and the beginning of the Civil War.
Format: timeline
1875 railroad map of North Carolina and South Carolina
1875 railroad map of North Carolina and South Carolina
This 1875 railroad map of North and South Carolina is shaded by county. While the names of some of the railroad lines are difficult to read, the routes and major destinations are clearly visible.
Format: image/map
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)
Colonial and state records of North Carolina
Lessons developed using the Colonial State Records of North Carolina collection from Documenting the American South
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Levine Museum of the New South
This museum shows the diverse history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Secession and civil war
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 1.2
After Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency in 1860, seven southern states seceded from the United States. Four more followed after South Carolina troops fired on Fort Sumter in April 1861 and Lincoln called for troops to put down the rebellion.
Format: article
North Carolina's lonely mountains
In Lonely mountains: The monadnocks of the inner Piedmont, page 1
One of the most striking sights on North Carolina's inner Piedmont is the solitary peaks or ridges that loom above the plateau's average elevation. Some of these are among the state's most visited parks: Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain, Crowders Mountain, Stone...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Anticipation guide: A royal colony
This activity presents students with a series of true/false statements about the early Carolina colony. Students respond to the statements before and after reading an article about the changes in the Carolina colony in its first fifty years, as it was divided into North and South Carolina and changed from a proprietary colony to a royal colony.
Format: /lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
An 1859 timetable for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
Format: image/ephemera
Pine Trees in South Mountains State Park
Pine Trees in South Mountains State Park
These are pine trees lit by the sunset in South Mountains State Park. South Mountains State Park is the largest in North Carolina at 17,000 acres.
Format: image/photograph
What do the old shoreline sand supplies look like?
In Large sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks, page 2
North Carolina's ancient shorelines remain as long sandy ridges in the coastal plain.
Format: article
By Dirk Frankenberg.
1696 map of Carolina
1696 map of Carolina
This French map of Carolina from 1696 shows major inlets and rivers. An inset of the Cooper and Ashley Rivers in what is now South Carolina shows the names and locations of settlers in the area.
Format: image/map
1765 map of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
1765 map of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
This 1765 map depicts the southeastern colonies from southern Virginia to northern Florida (which was, at the time, East and West Florida.) When this map was drawn, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia extended as far west as the Mississippi River....
Format: image/map
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