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Kentucky Appalachia

Kentucky Appalachia

Greenup County High School Lesson Plan

SUBJECT KY STUDIES DATE(S) LESSON TAUGHT: 3 WEEKS: weeks of

August 18 – August 25 – Sept. 2

TOPIC: APPALACHIA UNIT

LEARNING TARGETS:

I CAN describe the territory identified as Appalachia, particularly that part in Kentucky.

I CAN describe the history and people of Appalachia.

I CAN analyze Appalachia’s natural resources, and the means of utilizing them, including RAILROAD, TIMBER, and COAL

I CAN exemplify the culture of Appalachia, including language, literature, religion, and music

I CAN describe the folk life of Appalachia, including arts, crafts, and storytelling.

I CAN describe health and education in Appalachia.

I CAN identify organizations devoted to Appalachia and her needs.

I CAN describe migration from Appalachia.

I CAN identify popular media depictions of Appalachia and her people, distinguishing fact from fable.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:

WEEK ONE

M: PP, Introduction to Appalachia – LOCATION, GEOGRAPHY, STEREOTYPES – VIDEO CLIP, “The Beverly Hillbillies”- JOURNAL: Primary source reading and questions, Yesterday’s People

T: PP, History of Appalachia: Native Americans, European settlement, Preindustrial, Civil War, Industrialization, Government Initiatives - VIDEO, “Hillbilly: The Real Story” (questions)

W: PP, People of Appalachia (Native Americans; early settlers; later residents) – VISUAL IMAGES: write descriptions of “what you see” in these pictures of Appalachian life http://life.time.com/history/life-in-appalachia-photos-from-a-valley-of-poverty-1964/#7 – VIDEO, “Hillbilly: The Real Story” (Questions)

T: PP, Natural Resources of Appalachia: Railroads, Timber, Coal – PRIMARY SOURCE READING & QUESTIONS, Harry Caudill, Night Comes to the Cumberlands – VIDEO, “Hillbilly: The Real Story” (questions)

F: PP, Natural Resources – Video Clip, “Coal Mining” – LIFE IN A COAL CAMP http://www.coalcampmemories.com/communitylife.html - VIDEO, “Hillbilly...” (questions)

WEEK TWO

M: PP, Culture of Appalachia: Language, Literature, Religion, Music – VIDEO & AUDIO CLIPS (Appalachian Dialect / Language) – PRIMARY SOURCE READING, “Appalachian Writing”

T: PP, Culture of Appalachia: Language, Literature, Religion, Music – VIDEO CLIP, Appalachian Religious Expression – PRIMARY SOURCE READING, “Snake Handling”

W: PP, Folklife of Appalachia – INTERNET RESOURCE: Berea / West Virginia Cultural Center / etc. – PRIMARY SOURCE READING: Appalachian Arts

TH: PP, Health & Education in Appalachia – Video Clip, “American Hollow” (interactive questions & analysis)

F: PP, Organizations devoted to Appalachia – INTERNET RESOURCES: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) & Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC)

WEEK THREE

M: No school

T: PP, Migration from Appalachia – PRIMARY SOURCE READING, Mountain People in a Flat Land

W: PP, Popular Media Depictions of Appalachia – VIDEO CLIPS, from various media sources – interactive analysis and questions

TH: Review of Appalachian Unit

F: UNIT EXAM

ASSESSMENTS:

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Daily Learning Launch

Class Discussion

Discussion Questions

Journal Entries

Primary Source Reading

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