Posted by: Kurt Brenneman | October 1, 2010

State Doc Pick of the Week: Student Sampler: Facts in Brief on North Carolina

Student Sampler: Facts in Brief on North Carolina

Student Sampler: Facts in Brief on North Carolina

Looking for the words to the North Carolina State Toast? Need a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of the structure of North Carolina’s state government or of the origin of the North Carolina State Seal? This handy compendium, created for students who focus on the study of the state in fourth and eighth grades, is a great ready-reference for anyone seeking state facts. It was published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in 2006. It can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,8871 where it can be downloaded, saved, and/or printed.

By the way, the words to the State Toast are:

Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine,
The summer land where the sun doth shine,
Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,
Here’s to the “Down Home”, the Old North State!

Here’s to the land of the cotton bloom white,
Where the scuppernong perfumes the breeze at night,
Where the soft southern moss and Jessamine mate,
‘Neath the murmuring pines of the Old North State!

Here’s to the land where the galax grows,
Where the rhododendron’s rosette glows,
Where soars Mount Mitchell’s summit great,
In the “Land of the Sky”, in the Old North State!

Here’s to the land where maidens are fair,
Where friends are true and cold hearts rare,
The near land, the dear land whatever fate,
The blest land, the best land, the Old North State!

For most on the state toast, read the NCpedia’s entry.

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