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All About North Carolina

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

North Carolina was the 12th state to join the union. It became a state on November 21, 1789.

State facts about North Carolina

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 -

Area - approximately 53,821 square miles

Websites for studying about North Carolina

Parallel Histories: Spain, United States and the American Frontier

"Timelines graphics in which events are shown in the order in which they happened are useful tools for organizing historical information . . . During Mexico's fight for independence from Spain, Juan Ruiz de Apodaca, the Spanish Viceroy (governor) of New Spain, wrote a series of reports to the Spanish secretary of state and secretary of the Department of War. Six of these reports are included in the Parallel Histories collection . . . When was the first of the reports available written? What was the last report available in the collection written? Create a timeline that spans the period between the first and last reports. Using the reports or 'Notes' introducing them, select events covered in the reports that you think help explain the relationship between the United States and Spain on the eve of Mexican independence. Based on your timeline, what inferences can be made regarding the relations between the United States and Spain?" From the Library of Cogress's Collection Connections for teachers.

North Carolina State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about North Carolina

A to Z Kids Stuff - North Carolina

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - North Carolina

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on North Carolina

Mr. Donn.org - 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.

Explore the States - North Carolina

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 States.com - North Carolina

Facts & Trivia about North Carolina

RoadsideAmerica.com - North Carolina

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in North Carolina

Awesome America - North Carolina

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about North Carolina.

North Carolina Map/Quiz Printout

EnchantedLearning.com

H.I.P. Pocket Change Coin Coloring sheet - North Carolina

Created by the U.S.Mint, these coloring pages can be accessed through Wayback Archive.

North Carolina Virtual Field Trips

More North Carolina field trips ...

Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics

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