English/Language Arts Archive

  • Agricultural Pride in Macon County is designed to help students recognize the impact that agriculture has on the community in which they live. Students will learn that changes from the past to the present have had a major effect on the agriculture. [...]

    Agricultural Pride in Macon County

    Agricultural Pride in Macon County is designed to help students recognize the impact that agriculture has on the community in which they live. Students will learn that changes from the past to the present have had a major effect on the agriculture. [...]

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  • No bald in the Southern Appalachians has a more improbable history than Hooper. In the more than 130 years of white-man history it has been reachable only by foot horse wagon, or jeep. Yet it had the first bathtubs in Graham County. [...]

    The Hooper Bald Project

    No bald in the Southern Appalachians has a more improbable history than Hooper. In the more than 130 years of white-man history it has been reachable only by foot horse wagon, or jeep. Yet it had the first bathtubs in Graham County. [...]

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  • This unit will investigate the birth of a railroad through Western North Carolina once known as the Murphy Branch. We will discuss how the operation and purpose for the train has changed over time. The Murphy Branch portion was completed in 1891 [...]

    The Evolution of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

    This unit will investigate the birth of a railroad through Western North Carolina once known as the Murphy Branch. We will discuss how the operation and purpose for the train has changed over time. The Murphy Branch portion was completed in 1891 [...]

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  • Children 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.

    Quilting

    Children 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.

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  • In this unit children explore the history of their local community through maps, primary documents, such as journals and newspaper articles, and secondary source materials such as publications by local historical societies. [...]

    History of Government in Cherokee County

    In this unit children explore the history of their local community through maps, primary documents, such as journals and newspaper articles, and secondary source materials such as publications by local historical societies. [...]

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  • Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? Major changes have taken place over the last one hundred years. Some communities have grow, some have stayed the same, and some are no longer. This unit will focus on these changes and the impact that they have had in the lives of our families and friends.

    Haywood County Communities

    Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? Major changes have taken place over the last one hundred years. Some communities have grow, some have stayed the same, and some are no longer. This unit will focus on these changes and the impact that they have had in the lives of our families and friends.

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  • This is a Second Grade Lesson Plan. This unit integrates Communication Skills Lang Arts Social Studies History Art Technology and Information skills in an interesting and informative way. [...]

    Families in Western North Carolina

    This is a Second Grade Lesson Plan. This unit integrates Communication Skills Lang Arts Social Studies History Art Technology and Information skills in an interesting and informative way. [...]

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  • This 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. [...]

    Civil War Experiences in Cherokee County

    This 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. [...]

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  • This 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. [...]

    Appalachian Cooking

    This 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. [...]

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  • Most of us at some time have been acquainted with some form of weather folklore. Prior to modern technology, man observed nature to predict weather patterns...and so, weather proverbs became the weather forecasters of yesteryear. [...]

    Weatherlore: Weather Signs of Western North Carolina

    Most of us at some time have been acquainted with some form of weather folklore. Prior to modern technology, man observed nature to predict weather patterns...and so, weather proverbs became the weather forecasters of yesteryear. [...]

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  • Students will use books, Internet, and people to gain background knowledge of hat making and hat fashions. In a culminating activity, students will design a hat that represents their personality and special interest. [...]

    The Art of Hat Making in Macon County

    Students will use books, Internet, and people to gain background knowledge of hat making and hat fashions. In a culminating activity, students will design a hat that represents their personality and special interest. [...]

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  • This project will explore the history of dentistry in Jackson County from the 1860's to present day dentistry in Jackson County.

    Daisy Zachary McGuire-Dentistry

    This project will explore the history of dentistry in Jackson County from the 1860's to present day dentistry in Jackson County.

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