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.
Posted on June 10, 2011 | No CommentsDuring this project, each fourth-grade student creates a scrapbook based on historic figures, places, and events in the history of Western North Carolina. This collaborative project involves the fourth grade and visual arts teachers, the media coordinator, and computer lab assistant. This project will focus on five areas: traditional mountain music and dance, the Cataloochee Valley, the Civil War in Western North Carolina, the Cherokee, and the Zebulon Vance Birthplace.
Posted on April 5, 2011 | No CommentsThis is an American History unit for second graders that focuses on the life of Abraham Lincoln and the impact he had on the war. It also examines the Underground Railroad and the life of Harriet Tubman. Finally it looks at the reasons the war started, some of the important battles, and the life of a soldier, specifically some of the soldiers that lived in Cherokee County, NC. It provides a variety of activities that vary across the curriculum, and it uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum to enhance the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. It also provides a report project that exposes children to important research and technology skills.