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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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Where in North Carolina is... ? Teaching latitude and longitude
In North Carolina maps, page 1.5
In this lesson, students will learn about the concepts of latitude and longitude by locating the birthplaces of famous people from North Carolina and describing the location in absolute terms.
Format: lesson plan
By Jennifer Job.
Strategy lesson: KWL
This lesson activates students' prior knowledge about famous North Carolinians and helps them organize thoughts and questions before they read biographies.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4–5 English Language Arts and Information Skills)
By Alisa McAlister, Sherry French, and Harnetha Hudgins.
Carson House
Pleasant Gardens was one of the earliest settlements in the area. It is home to the beautifully landscaped Carson House, a stagecoach inn built in the 1700s and now a pioneer history museum listed on the National Register.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Polk Memorial (NC Historic Site)
A congressman for the state of Tennessee and President of the United States, James K. Polk was a native of the state of North Carolina. This historic site celebrates his life and accomplishments.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Cary's Rebellion
In Colonial North Carolina, page 3.1
Because North Carolina permitted religious freedom, Quakers made up a large portion of the colony's early population and were heavily represented in its government. A division opened in the colony between the Quaker party and supporters of the Church of England, and disputes between the two sides led to violence in 1710–1711.
Format: book