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21 reviewed resources for appalachian picture books

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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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Giving Thanks for Food and Farms

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day. As a...
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Growing Minds: Cucumber Exploration

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
After reading a picture book about planting and harvesting cucumbers, learners get a chance to examine some cucumbers of their own. First, they see photographs of a cucumber on a vine, and learn that it is part of the gourd family. They...
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The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Turn your classroom into a pig sty with a instructional activity based on the Appalachian folktale The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday. Similar to the story of The Three Little Pigs, the folktale tells a story of four pigs who leave home—and...
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Growing Minds: Cabbage Exploration

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It's all about cabbage in this scientific observation resource! After reading a related story, learners explore three varieties of cabbage. They observe the leaves using a leaf diagram, predicting what the middle might look like. They...
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Seasons on a Farm

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Reading The Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen and Kathy Henderson’s And the Good Brown Earth launches this exploration of the growing cycle and the seasonal changes in a garden. Groups create month collages...
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Growing Minds: Garden Planning

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
School gardens are rich in cross-curricular learning opportunities! Excellent ideas put learners in charge of organizing and planning. Begin with a book about gardening (recommended titles provided), and discuss learners' prior knowledge...
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Lettuce Exploration

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Kathy Henderson’s book And the Good Brown Earth introduces the class to how a vegetables grows and changes over time. They use different types of lettuce to do a close study of this quick-growing vegetable. Learners consider the look,...
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Going West

For Teachers K - 2nd
Now this sounds like a fun lesson! Youngsters learn about pioneer life and the Westward Movement. First, they listen to the Copland's "Appalachian Spring," and then they discuss the elements of music found in the piece. They get into...
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Pumpkins in the Fall: Projects All About Pumpkins (and vines!)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Did you know that the lines on a pumpkin indicate the amount of seeds it will have? Class members learn many fun pumpkin facts when they read How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin, by Margaret McNamara. Follow the patterns set up in the book, have...
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Folktale Fun

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read, write and listen to Jack Tales of the Appalachian mountain region of North Carolina. They revise a paragraph to strengthen vocabulary and create a collaborative narrative of "Jack and the Bean Tree".
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Regions of the United States

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the regions of the United States. In this geography lesson plan, students read the text When I Was Young in the Mountains and compare the setting of the story with their geographical setting. Students use a physical map...
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Mountain Humor: Folklore

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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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The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore storytelling by reading a book with their class. For this Christmas holiday lesson, students read the book The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree and discuss the era of the book, specifically World War I. Students answer...
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Virginia Colony and England

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners identify how cultural landscapes reflect beliefs, customs, and architecture of people living in those areas. Then they identify that Virginia developed a unique culture different from that of England. Students also research...
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Carrollton-A Study Skills Pictorial Activity Book

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders in teams select various areas of local craftwork they want to research. They are trained in photography and interviewing techniques, research the historical and current status of the craft, and interview and photograph...
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Folktale Fun

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Use centers to support study of folktales and writing. A "Jack Tale" refers to a retelling of the classic fairy tale "Jack and the Bean Stalk." Pupils rotate through literature centers in groups. They listen to a "Jack Tale," revise a...
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Garden Planning - Kindergarten

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Stimulate class interest in garden planning and the growing cycle by reading, Water, Weed, Wait or This Year’s Garden. After a discussion of the types of gardens, the requirements for a successful garden, and the supplies necessary,...
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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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Myths, Legends, and Tales: Lesson 6

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders look at myths, legends, and tales. In this different genre lesson, 6th graders pick a character from a story they have read to analyze using a graphic organizer. They create a fake interview with this character. 
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The Ohio Amish

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore music, photographs and maps about the Amish in Ohio.  In the Ohio Amish instructional activity, students construct a compare and contrast chart, and complete 2 worksheets.  Resources, rubric and extension activities are...