About The Digital Heritage Project
DigitalHeritage.org includes essays, video interviews, and other materials created by the students of Western Carolina University. It also includes regional 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.
English/Language Arts Archive
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.
Posted on June 6, 2011 | No CommentsStudents begin to appreciate poetry through a hands-on activity designed to personalize some famous American poets of the past. Students will first look at visual images of several famous American poets portraits at various periods of their life on display. They will also look at images of some of their poetic works and images of poems homes also on the display. Finally each student will be given a portrait/photo/sculpture of a poet (for example: male, female, baby; adolescent; older adult) to play a matching game and guess which poet is which.