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Appalachia in the Classroom: Teaching the Region

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ISBN-10: 0821420429

ISBN-13: 9780821420423

Edition: 2013

Authors: Theresa L. Burriss, Patricia M. Gantt

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Appalachia is a distinctive region with various cultural characteristics that cannot be essentialized or summed up by a single text. Appalachia in the Classroom contributes to the twenty-first-century dialogue about Appalachia by offering topics and teaching strategies from multiple perspectives that represent the diversity found within the region. 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. In the growing national movement toward place-based education, Appalachia in the Classroom offers a…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Dedication and Acknowledgments
Creative Teaching of Appalachian History
Intro to Appalachian Studies: Navigating Myths of Appalachian Exceptionalism
Listening to Black Appalachian Laundrywomen: Teaching with Photographs, Letters, Diaries, and Lost Voices
The Southern Highlands according to Hollywood: Teaching Appalachian History through Film
Appalachian Literature and Folktales in and Out of the Classroom
Building Bridges with Ron Rash's The World Made Straight: Results from One University and High School Partnership
The Feast Hall, the Arsenal, and the Mirror: Teaching Literature to Students at Risk
I Hear Appalachia Singing: Teaching Appalachian Literature in a General Education American Literature Course
"Way Back Yonder" but Not So Far Away: Teaching Appalachian Folktales
The Novel in Appalachia Eight
Teaching Modern Appalachia in Wilma Dykeman's The Far Family
Fred Chappell�s I Am One of You Forever as a Subject for Literary Analysis and an Alternative Image of Mid-Twentieth-Century Appalachia
Startling Morals: Teaching Ecofiction with Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer
Appalachian Poetry and Prose
Appalachian Poetry: A Field Guide for Teachers
From Harlem Home to Affrilachia: Teaching the Literary Journey
Teaching the Poetry and Prose of Marilou Awiakta
Toward "Crystal-Tight Arrays": Teaching the Evolving Art of Robert Morgan's Poetry