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