A North Carolina History Online Resource

This online resource is 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. This resource 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.

What's new in ANCHOR?

During 2020, all new content has been added relevant to the 20th century and recent North Carolina history chapters. These new pages include relevant primary sources and related historical materials, along with numerous classroom and student activities. Lesson plans have also been included from project partners at Carolina K-12 at Carolina Public Humanities at the University of North Carolina. Please visit these new resources and add them to your classroom toolkit.