- Mary Ulmer Chiltosky, 1986
- Stecoah Valley Center, 2011
- Gar Mosteller and Doyle Barker, 2008
- Cradle of Forestry in America, 1997
- Jackson County Genealogical Society, 2012
- Rob Tiger, 2012
- Young Adult Choir, Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church, 2001
- Bea Hensley, 1995
- Penland School of Crafts, 1985
- John B. Battle, 1983
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Healthful Living Archive
Posted on June 28, 2011 | No CommentsThis unit focuses on the presence of a large ancient Cherokee Indian village which was located in Cowee Valley, a community in Franklin, North Carolina. The lesson is integrated into Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education and Art. Narrative writing is also part of the plan as an important focus in Fourth Grade.
Posted on June 7, 2011 | No CommentsAdventures of the American Mind- Western Carolina University project will consist of the learner building an understanding of the composition and uses of rocks and minerals. The thematic unit will entail conducting interviews, inviting guest speakers, visiting field trip locations, utilizing technology, analyzing and classifying specimens, participating in presentations, and field studies.
Posted on June 7, 2011 | No CommentsTraditional dance forms are a direct reflection of the rich cultural heritage of the mountain region of North Carolina. From early settlements through today, a mixture of dance styles from Native American, English, Scottish, and Irish influences have shaped the unique styles of dance that have been passed down through generations. The major forms present today are Clogging and Square Dancing. Fourth graders will learn the influence of traditional dance of Western North Carolina through literature, discussion, writing, math, computer/technology skills, and instruction in the basic styles of these dances.
Posted on April 5, 2011 | No CommentsChildren will use books, magazines, Internet, people from our county and any other resources to gain background knowledge of quilt history, and the stories quilts tell. As a culminating activity, students will write a story about a special memory and design a quilt block to illustrate their story.
Posted on April 5, 2011 | No CommentsThis unit plan was designed for first grade students but could be modified for all ages and grade levels. Like other Appalachian customs and cultures, I found Appalachian cooking and food preservation is quickly becoming a dying art. I wanted my students to be involved in learning about the old time ways of raising, gathering, preparing and preserving foods. Students will gain knowledge about their heritage while at the same time gain an understanding of what life was like in the mountains for the generations that came before them. Using information gathered by interviewing people from the region, reading books, field studies and technology, they can gain a better understanding of what it was like to grow up in the Appalachian Mountains and compare that way of life to their own lives today. Lesson plans included in this unit of study meet the goals and standards from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study from the Computer/Technology Skills (Grades K-2), English Language Arts, Healthful Living, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Information Skills Curiculum for First Grade.
Posted on April 4, 2011 | No CommentsThis project will explore the history of dentistry in Jackson County from the 1860's to present day dentistry in Jackson County.