English/Language Arts Archive

  • This unit is designed for 4th graders studying North Carolina history. Students will explore aspects of mountain life around the turn of the century as well as aspects of mountain life today and address changes to crafts and traditions over time.

    Mountain Crafts and Traditions and Their Changes Over Time

    This unit is designed for 4th graders studying North Carolina history. Students will explore aspects of mountain life around the turn of the century as well as aspects of mountain life today and address changes to crafts and traditions over time.

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  • This 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.

    Macon County Cherokee Heritage

    This 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.

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  • This unit plan introduces the 4th grade students to the history of Hiwassee Dam School. The school was originally started for the children of the workers who came to the area to build the TVA Dam. The students will interview community members who attended the original school, collect pictures of the old school, new school and students of each school.

    History of Hiwassee Dam Union School

    This unit plan introduces the 4th grade students to the history of Hiwassee Dam School. The school was originally started for the children of the workers who came to the area to build the TVA Dam. The students will interview community members who attended the original school, collect pictures of the old school, new school and students of each school.

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  • In 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. [...]

    Cherokees in Macon County History and Folklore

    In 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. [...]

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  • During this project, each fourth-grade student creates a scrapbook based on historic figures, places, and events in the history of Western North Carolina. [...]

    Cross-Curriculum Scrapbook

    During this project, each fourth-grade student creates a scrapbook based on historic figures, places, and events in the history of Western North Carolina. [...]

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  • Students will use materials to learn about Arbor Day. They will learn the history of how it began and where it is celebrated today.  They will use the materials to make comparisons on Arbor Day traditions and celebrations.

    Arbor Day

    Students will use materials to learn about Arbor Day. They will learn the history of how it began and where it is celebrated today. They will use the materials to make comparisons on Arbor Day traditions and celebrations.

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  • Traditional 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, [...]

    Traditional Dance of Western North Carolina

    Traditional 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, [...]

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  • This project will expose children to the art of storytelling with Southern Appalachian folklore. Students will create a handbook which depicts the changes in the western North Carolina region while preserving the past through storytelling. [...]

    Storytelling in the Southern Appalachians

    This project will expose children to the art of storytelling with Southern Appalachian folklore. Students will create a handbook which depicts the changes in the western North Carolina region while preserving the past through storytelling. [...]

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  • In this project, fourth graders will learn about their home state in history using My State Notebook, published by A. Beka Books.They will be learning and gathering information on North Carolina's symbols, history, climate, industry, agriculture, wildlife. They will make their own scrapbooks with pictures and information they have learned about.

    North Carolina Adventure

    In this project, fourth graders will learn about their home state in history using My State Notebook, published by A. Beka Books.They will be learning and gathering information on North Carolina's symbols, history, climate, industry, agriculture, wildlife. They will make their own scrapbooks with pictures and information they have learned about.

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  • Students 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 [...]

    Reflections of American Poets

    Students 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 [...]

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  • This two week third grade integrated unit will emphasize important Native American leaders past and present with in emphasis on Cherokee leaders. The unit includes literature about famous Native Americans. Students will develop an understand of how these people's lives have an impact on the current roles of Native Americans today.

    Native American Leaders

    This two week third grade integrated unit will emphasize important Native American leaders past and present with in emphasis on Cherokee leaders. The unit includes literature about famous Native Americans. Students will develop an understand of how these people's lives have an impact on the current roles of Native Americans today.

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  • The content area of study will encompass the disciplines of social studies, reading, math, and computer technology. The scope of the unit is to acquaint the students with their cultural heritage by comparing and contrasting pioneer life in Swain County [...]

    Life in Swain County at Proctor and Hazel Creek

    The content area of study will encompass the disciplines of social studies, reading, math, and computer technology. The scope of the unit is to acquaint the students with their cultural heritage by comparing and contrasting pioneer life in Swain County [...]

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  • Cowee Valley, located in Northern Macon County, in Franklin, North Carolina is an area rich with gem mines. Gem mining is a hobby and tourist attraction. Students will learn about the history of gem mining in Cowee Valley.  [...]

    Gem Mining

    Cowee Valley, located in Northern Macon County, in Franklin, North Carolina is an area rich with gem mines. Gem mining is a hobby and tourist attraction. Students will learn about the history of gem mining in Cowee Valley. [...]

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  • This unit is designed to correlate with the 3rd grade North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

    A Look into the Past of Jackson County

    This unit is designed to correlate with the 3rd grade North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

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  • This is a grade 1-8 unit on one-room schools in Haywood County. It will include the first school to the present. This unit takes eleven days and covers computer skills, language arts skills, and social studies skills. It includes some art, and cooking activities. [...]

    One Room Schools in Haywood County

    This is a grade 1-8 unit on one-room schools in Haywood County. It will include the first school to the present. This unit takes eleven days and covers computer skills, language arts skills, and social studies skills. It includes some art, and cooking activities. [...]

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