Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Appalachian Region, Southern
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Junior Appalachian Musicians: Celebrating the Musical Heritage of the Southern Appalachians
by Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc.
Web-based educational resources for grades K-12 providing lesson plans, instructional videos, and sound recordings to encourage students to participate in and learn about stringband, old-time, and bluegrass music and dance traditions of the Southern Appalachians. Includes instructional audio files and videos for performing old-time music on banjo, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, plus interviews with old-time musicians.
|Grade Level: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Art and Culture; Music
|Resource Type: Activities; Audio recordings; Lesson plans; Primary sources; Video recordings
|Subjects: Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Music; Dance; Banjo music; Bluegrass music; Dulcimer music; Guitar music; Mandolin music; Music--Instruction and study; Old-time music; Fiddle tunes
Geographic locations: Appalachian Region, Southern
Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc.
608 W. Stuart Dr.
Galax VA 24333
Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present
by Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
Educational website documenting the Craft Revival movement in western North Carolina from 1895 to 1945, drawing on a virtual collection of photographs, documents, craft objects, and artifacts maintained by Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. The site includes over 25 accompanying lesson plans for grades 3-12, which focus on weaving, basketry, pottery, and other mountain crafts and traditions found in the Southern Highlands of North Carolina. Additional lesson plans cover cottage industries, industrialization, the Cherokee presence, and the social, economic, and cultural aspects of the Craft Revival in the Appalachian Mountain South. Curriculum areas covered include language arts, social studies, history, art, and math.
|Grade Level: 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Art and Culture; History and Social Studies; Language Arts; Math
|Resource Type: Activities; Lesson plans; Primary sources
|Subjects: Textile fabrics; Quilting; Occupations--Folklore; Labor history; Industrialization; History; Crafts; North Carolina--Social life and customs; Pottery; Basket making; Weaving; Social history; Cherokee Indians; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Decorative arts
Geographic locations: North Carolina; Appalachian Region, Southern
Hunter Library, Special Collections
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee NC 28723