How NC Works

Explore what’s available on the following and other sites that provide information on North Carolina. Also, click on links and use resources provided on the sites provided below:

Newspapers

  • North Carolina newspapers

www.ncpress.com, click on “Read a Newspaper”

Also, search for stories in newspapers’ archives; use keys words that specify problems and issues that you are studying.

Be sure to examine closely local and regional newspapers, available in print and online, for information about your community and area of the state.

 

N.C. Constitution

  • The Constitution

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/legislation/constitution/ncconstitution.html

  • History of the N.C. Constitution

http://ncpedia.org/government/nc-constitution-history

 

Government (official sites)

  • North Carolina State Government (links to three sites)

http://www.ncgov.com/

 

  • North Carolina Governor (executive)

http://www.governor.state.nc.us/

 

  • North Carolina Courts (judicial)

www.nccourts.org

 

  • North Carolina General Assembly (legislative)

http://www.ncleg.net/

 

  • North Carolina League of Municipalities

http://www.nclm.org/

 

How NC Municipalities Work

http://www.nclm.org/resource-center/Pages/How-Municipalities-Work.aspx

  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners,

“Learn about counties” under Education on the horizontal navigation bar. Click “RESOURCES & LINKS” on vertical navigation for additional information.

http://www.ncacc.org/

 

U.S. Congress

  • U.S. House of Representatives

(N.C. has 13 districts)

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Click on site to obtain list of representatives from N.C., political party, contact information and committee assignments:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/#state_ne

 

  • U.S. Senate

(N.C. and all other states choose two senators)

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

 

  • U.S. Senators and North Carolina (Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, 2014)

Click on links to sites for each senator, posted Senate website:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=NC

 

Public Policy

  • NC Center for Public Policy Research

http://www.nccppr.org/drupal/

 

  • John Locke Foundation

http://www.johnlocke.org/

 

  • NC Justice Center

http://www.ncjustice.org/

 

Universities

  • North Carolina’s Public University System

https://www.northcarolina.edu/

 

How State Government Works

https://www.northcarolina.edu/?q=resources-and-tools/how-state-government-works

 

  • North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

http://www.ncicu.org/

Non-Profits      

  • N.C. Center for the Non-Profits

http://www.ncnonprofits.org/

 

Educational Resources

  • N.C. Department of Public Instruction,

http://www.publicschools.org/

 

To find out about state standards, click curriculum.

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/

 

  • NCPEDIA, an online encyclopedia about North Carolina

http://ncpedia.org/

 

  • N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

http://www.ncdcr.gov/

 

For education resources through the Department of Cultural Resources: http://www.ncdcr.gov/Education.aspx

 

 

  • School of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill

Coates Canons blog: http://canons.sog.unc.edu/ (Note: The “blog topics” box on the righthand side of the page lists the variety of topics explored in the blog. If you click on a topic, you can see all blog posts associated with the topic.)

 

  • N.C. Geographic Alliance, a professional educator’s organization. Click on the image, if available, to view a PDF slideshow about North Carolina that answers the question, “What is Geography?”

http://geo.appstate.edu/ncgam.

 

  • North Carolina Wiseowl!, a free site that includes e-books, online newspapers and other resources. Contact any social studies consultant with the NC Dept. of Public Instruction, if you need a password.

 http://www.ncwiseowl.org/

  • N.C. History Textbook, a digital edition organized by era

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/projects/history/

 

  • Southern Historical Collection, a digital resource at Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/

Compiled July 18, 2014.