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Appalachia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. In this dance lesson plan, students investigate a number of dances such as square dancing and clogging that are native to Appalachia. They use math concepts to...
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Affrilachia

For Teachers 8th Standards
What makes a culture unique? Learners research life in the Appalachia region of the United States. Poetry, music, and oral history create Affrilachia, the term used to describe the lifestyle of the area. African-American mountain culture...
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Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
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Continued Close Reading of Waiting for the Biblioburro: Comparing and Contrasting the Children in Colombia, Appalachia, Chad, and Afghanistan

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Focus on similarities and differences with a jigsaw activity that requires pupils to compare Waiting for the Biblioburro to other texts they have read. To prepare, class members first respond to text-dependent questions, moving on to...
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How is the Heritage of Appalachia Unique?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students make a banner about the research they did on the heritage of Appalachia. In this Appalachia lesson plan, students either research music, crafts, holidays, art, or food.
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Language Dialects and the Film "Nell"

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students view the film "Nell" and analyze it for presentation of language pathologies and dialects. They consider the definition of dialect, research phonetic representation of dialects and observe their own communities for speech patterns.
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The Songcatcher

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read Sharyn McCrumb's and Maggie Greenwald's versions of "Songcatcher" and use them as a springboard to explore the heritage and traditions of Appalachian folk music. They review Internet sources, conduct research and write...
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"Spelldown" by Becky Mushko

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners read Spelldown, by Becky Mushko and consider how it portrays the Appalachian community. They define and discuss vocabulary presented in the story and write a comparison/contrast paper analyzing two of the story's characters. The...
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Stain My Days Blue

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read several poems related to the life and culture of the Appalachia region. They are introduced to the poetic forms of simile, alliteration and onomatopoeia and respond to the poems through journal entries and poetry of their own.
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When I Was Young in Appalachia

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read books about growing up in Appalachia and discuss the concept of self-sufficiency. They make braided rugs from T-shirts, cornhusck dolls, and log cabins from Lincoln logs. They also write booklets about Appalachia.
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When I Was Young In Appalachia

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students comapre and contrast the lifestyles of the people of the Applachian region with their own community through in-class discussions, creative projects, hands-on activities, food preservation, homemade remedies, home construction,...
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Hillbilly or Appalachian: Is There A Difference?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Appalachian region and its people. They write a journal entry, discuss the definitions of hillbilly and Appalachian, analyze cartoons and jokes, explore various websites, and develop a presentation.
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What's in a Picture Book?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze Appalachian folktale picture books. They read and analyze various Appalachian picture books, answer discussion questions, and in small groups complete a handout, and write an essay analyzing the text and illustrations of...
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Appalachia: Physical Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students plan a family fitness outing. In this physical education instructional activity, students will research possible physical activities which might be completed by a family during a daily-long outing in the Appalachian area....
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A True Story Appalachia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in a reading activity to learn about the Appalachia Mountains. The use of literature is important to provide context for the geography lesson. This lesson is strong because it allows the teacher to teach across the...
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The Ballad of the Sad Café

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students view the film "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" and analyze it for stereotypes of mountain and hillbilly communities. They identify and discuss Appalachian values represented in the film and write a report on their observations.
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What About Films?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners watch and analyze a film of an Appalachian folktale. They define trickster and anti-hero, view and discuss the film, complete a handout, compose an original film review, and debate each character's behavior.
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Playing the Cardboard Dulcimer

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create cardboard dulcimers. They discover that sound is produced by vibrating strings and analyze the pitch produced by changing the sizes and length of the strings of the instrument. They also discuss the history of the...
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Mountain Humor: Folklore

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a series of lesson plans that examine and define Appalachian humor. They complete surveys and examine Appalachian folk tales, picture books, film and jokes for shared characteristics.
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Boombox Classroom: Music of Appalachia

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this music instructional activity, learners view pictures of a banjo, mandolin and a dulcimer as examples of instruments from a bluegrass band. They answer three multiple choice questions about Appalachian music.
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Boombox Classroom: Music of Appalachia

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music learning exercise, students view a map of the Appalachian mountains. They view pictures of instruments that may be included in a bluegrass band. Students answer three multiple choice questions where they are asked to find...
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Tell Me a Folktale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students access a list of Appalachian values in order to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the people of Appalachia. They compose their own folktale, based on the values of the Applachian people they've studied.
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Lesson Plan for Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood by Cynthia Rylant

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the elements of writing poetry. In this creative writing lesson, 6th graders discuss a book of poetry in the setting of Appalachia. Students incorporate childhood experiences into the development of visual and...
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Dynamic Dialect: Horace Kephart and Our Southern Highlanders

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine Appalachian culture in the early 1900's. In this language arts lesson, students use Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart to explore the Southern Appalachian dialect, linguistics, customs and traits.

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