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
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.
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)
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)
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
Daily Learning Launch
Primary Source Reading