North Carolina was the 12th state to join the union. It became a state on November 21, 1789.
Capital - Raleigh
Abbreviation - NC
Nickname - Tar Heel State
Motto - "Esse Quam Videri" - To Be Rather Than to Seem
Song - The Old North State
Bird - Cardinal
Flower - Flowering Dogwood
Insect - Western Honey Bee
Area - approximately 53,821 square miles
Websites for studying about North Carolina
ANCHOR is an online textbook ". . . designed for grade 8 and up and covers all of North Carolina history, from the arrival of the first people some 12,000 years ago to the 21st century. The textbook is organized into eleven chapters, presented chronologically and thematically, and includes secondary source readings, primary sources and multimedia. The resource is designed to model historical inquiry and help students build critical thinking and literacy skills." ANCHOR is a collaborative project of the State Library of NC, the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other organiztions.
Educational resources related to NC agriculture, including NC 4-H's Grow For It program, a NC agriculture activity book, strawberry lesson plans, and more
Teaching materials, fun facts, state information, and downloads related to the NC legislature
Lesson plans & activities, video links, wildlife species information, and other education resources related to the wildlife and habitats of North Carolina
North Carolina's coast is a nesting ground for several species of sea turtles. Students can explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) as they relate to the sea turtles that nest and hatch on North Carolina beaches. From the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
Lessons exploring the culture and industry of regions across NC
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about North Carolina
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on North Carolina
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of North Carolina resources.
Information about North Carolina. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about North Carolina
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in North Carolina
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about North Carolina.