Appalachia in the Classroom

Appalachia in the Classroom

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Appalachia in the Classroom contributes to the twenty-first century dialogue about Appalachia by offering topics and teaching strategies that represent the diversity found within the region. Appalachia is a distinctive region with various cultural characteristics that cana€™t be essentialized or summed up by a single text. Appalachia in the Classroom offers chapters on teaching Appalachian poetry and fiction as well as discussions of nonfiction, films, and folklore. Educators will find teaching strategies that they can readily implement in their own classrooms; theya€™ll also be inspired to employ creative ways of teaching marginalized voices and to bring those voices to the fore. In the growing national movement toward place-based education, Appalachia in the Classroom offers a critical resource and model for engaging place in various disciplines and at several different levels in a thoughtful and inspiring way. Contributors: Emily Satterwhite, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, John C. Inscoe, Erica Abrams Locklear, Jeff Mann, Linda Tate, Tina L. Hanlon, Patricia M. Gantt, Ricky L. Cox, Felicia Mitchell, R. Parks Lanier, Jr., Theresa L. Burriss, Grace Toney Edwards, and Robert M. West.Appalachian Valuesa€ by LoyalJones ([1975] 1996), a short essay included in Voices from the Hills, is a fine place to start. So many students, both flata€” landers and hill kids, have heard a good deal from mass media about how flawed andanbsp;...

Title:Appalachia in the Classroom
Author:Theresa L. Burriss, Patricia M. Gantt
Publisher:Ohio University Press - 2013-05-15


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