DigitalHeritage.org includes essays, video interviews, and other materials created by the students of Western Carolina University. It also includes region lesson plans created by teachers participating in the Adventure of the American Mind project sponsored by the Library of Congress. Radio spots created by WCU faculty and students may be heard on stations WKSF-FM, WMXF-AM, WPEK-AM, WWCU-FM, and WWNC-AM. A print version is available each month in the Laurel of Asheville.
Lesson Plans Archive
Posted on June 28, 2011 | No CommentsIn today's world of television and video games, this site is an attempt at instilling in our students an awareness of the enjoyment which can be found among our abundance of beautiful , diverse trees here in the mountains. At the same time, they will be realizing the importance of trees to our existence,as well as the importance of our responsibility in seeing that trees continue to exist. Tree recognition also plays a part in this plan.
Posted on June 27, 2011 | No CommentsThis unit will expose the aggressive invasion of exotic plants into the mountains of Western North Carolina. We will discover why some of the plants were brought here and how they became invasive. Can we regain control? What can you do to help? Targeting grades 3-6. May be easily adapted to other levels.
Posted on June 27, 2011 | No CommentsIn the beautiful mountains and valleys of southwestern North Carolina, Macon County was once the center of the Cherokee Nation. The area was rich in scenery, wildlife, gems and minerals, and all the resources of the Little Tennessee River. Once the Cherokee Nation flourished in Macon County, and now we are left with its legacy. On this website, intermediate level elementary students will explore the history and folklore of the Cherokees in Macon County, North Carolina.