Mountain farmhouse in Appalachian Mountains.

Mountain farmhouse in Appalachian Mountains. Carl Mydans photographer. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html

Grade Level: Grade 4 and 5

Subjects: Social Studies, Computer and Technology

By Khalisa Taylor

The Learning Center – Swain County Schools

This unit is designed to give 4th and 5th grade students an understanding of the rich, diverse history of the North Carolina mountains and the people who have called these mountains home. Students will gain an appreciation for the mountain ecosystem, the Cherokee culture, and the impact of the European settlers.

Adventures of the American Mind- Western Carolina University

VIEW THIS LESSON PLAN

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