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.
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. […]
In today’s world of television and video games, this site is an attempt at instilling in our students an awareness of the enjoyment which can be found among our abundance of beautiful , diverse trees here in the mountains. […]
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.
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.
This unit will expose the aggressive invasion of exotic plants into the mountains of Western North Carolina. We will discover why some of the plants were brought here and how they became invasive. Can we regain control? What can you do to help? Targeting grades 3-6. May be easily adapted to other levels.