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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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A snowy night at the Botanical Gardens in Asheville
A snowy night at the Botanical Gardens in Asheville
This is a night shot of the Botanical Gardens in Asheville in the snow. The gardens are located near the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Format: image/photograph
North Carolina Collection Gallery
Early exploration of North Carolina, the Algonquin culture, the Roanoke Island settlement - these are just some of the exhibits that can be seen at the North Carolina Collection Gallery in Wilson Library on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Asheville reacts to Look Homeward, Angel
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 6.7
Review of Thomas Wolfe's novel that appeared in The Asheville Times in 1929.
Format: newspaper/primary source
North Carolina Arboretum
A wide variety of classes and workshops are provided to students at the NC Arboretum, ranging from bonsai demonstrations to nature walks.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Center for Diversity Education
The CDE is entirely curriculum-focused to assist teachers in embedding a knowledge base of many peoples into the daily content of the classroom in grades K-12. It is the mission of CDE to prepare all students with the necessary skills to maintain a pluralistic democracy in an increasingly complex and diverse nation and world.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina in the New South
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the decades after the Civil War (1870–1900). Topics include changes in agriculture, the growth of cities and industry, the experiences of farmers and mill workers, education, cultural changes, politics and political activism, and the Wilmington Race Riot.
Format: book (multiple pages)
A timeline of North Carolina colleges (1766–1861)
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 5.12
Brief information about the more than thirty private colleges established in North Carolina before the Civil War.
Format: timeline
Key industries: Banking and finance
In Recent North Carolina, page 3.3
An overview of the history of the banking industry in North Carolina.
Format: article
Railroads in Western North Carolina
In North Carolina in the New South, page 2.6
In the nineteenth century, Asheville, a crossroads for agriculture, became a destination for tourists, loggers, and miners. New railroads meet the needs of all these groups.
Format: article
Elisha Mitchell and his mountain
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 7.4
Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina, demonstrated that the mountain in the Black Mountain range that now bears his name was the tallest in eastern North America. Thomas Clingman disagreed, and the two men waged a battle in newspapers. After Mitchell's death, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed his discovery.
Format: article
North Carolina in the New Nation
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the early national period (1790–1836). Topics include the development of state government and political parties, agriculture, the Great Revival, education, the gold rush, the growth of slavery, Cherokee Removal, and battles over internal improvements and reform.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Zebulon Vance
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 6.2
Biography of Zebulon Vance, who served as North Carolina's governor during most of the Civil War.
Format: article
The Southern Highland Craft Guild
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 7.7
The Southern Highland Craft Guild, founded by Frances Goodrich, played an important role in western North Carolina's Craft Revival of the early twentieth century. Goodrich and others helped find ways of teaching traditional crafts and making them profitable again.
Format: article
Thomas Wolfe
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 6.6
Brief biography of Thomas Wolfe, novelist from Asheville, North Carolina.
Format: biography
A timeline of North Carolina colleges and universities, 1865–1900
In North Carolina in the New South, page 4.1
Timeline of colleges and universities founded in North Carolina between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century.
Format: timeline
By Jill Molloy.
Teaching in the ELA classroom: Best practices, lessons learned
LEARN NC will publish a series of best practice articles with a particular focus on writing, reading, and literacy at the secondary level. These web-based articles will annotate classroom activities and success stories highlighted with multi-media elements...
Biltmore Estate
In North Carolina in the New South, page 5.1
George Washington Vanderbilt inherited a tremendous sum of money and used it to build a massive house and grounds near Asheville.
Format: article
How the twenties roared in North Carolina
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 6.2
Brief history of North Carolina during the 1920s, when growth in cities, industry, and commerce changed people's lives -- though not always for the better.
Format: article
By Elizabeth Gillespie McRae.
Blue Ridge Parkway communities: Before the Parkway
In Driving through time: The digital Blue Ridge Parkway, page 2.5
This is the fifth lesson in the Competing Routes unit. It is part of a series of three lessons intended to help students think critically about the effects of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the environment, economy, and lifestyle of its surrounding communities. This lesson focuses on Blue Ridge Parkway communities before the arrival of the Parkway.
Format: lesson plan
By Katy Vance.
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.