LETTER FROM JUNE ATKINSON
You are one of the thousands of students who receive an interesting and challenging assignment each school year - - to complete a special project on North Carolina. The majority of you are in-state fourth or eighth graders studying "The Tar Heel State" in your social studies classes. Numerous other students at a variety of grade levels from states across the nation also engage in research for reports about our state.
This student sampler has been compiled to assist you in your study of North Carolina. It is designed to introduce you to the people, places, and events that have shaped our history. You will also learn about the resources that will help to determine the future of our great state.
A great deal of information is provided in this sampler but it is only a beginning point for learning about North Carolina. Use the addresses, phone numbers, and web sites to further research state government, historical sites, recreational opportunities, or the university system. Whether you're searching for state symbols or learning about landforms, we hope you find this resource useful and enjoy your study of the state we call home.
Thanks for your interest in North Carolina and good luck in your research efforts,
June St. Clair Atkinson