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13 resources with the concept appalachia

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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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"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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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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Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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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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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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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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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What About Films?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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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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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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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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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.