Information Skills 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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  • Adventures 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. [...]

    Rocks and Mineral in Franklin, NC

    Adventures 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. [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Many pioneers did not know how to read or write. Nevertheless, they had to know many skills that the average person today does not know. Visit our pages and see some skills a pioneer had to know to survive.

    A Day in the Life of a Pioneer

    Many pioneers did not know how to read or write. Nevertheless, they had to know many skills that the average person today does not know. Visit our pages and see some skills a pioneer had to know to survive.

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  • 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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