Please welcome guest blogger Molly Wilkins, a graduate student in Washington State in a Master’s of Education program. As an assignment for her Social Studies Methods course, she recently wrote a paper on the importance of Appalachian cultural and environmental history in the social studies curriculum in the elementary public school system to help foster [...]comments
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Monthly Archives: June 2009
We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the left side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here. We open today’s show on a road trip with guest blogger [...]comments
Appalachian History: You’re a Milwaukee-born individual, trained in Washington and Massachusetts, teaching writing at Baruch College in NYC. What connects you emotionally to the folks of Appalachia? Why should they care about your voice? Sarah Moon: My connection to this region began in 2006, when our company New Mummer Group brought a little known Tennessee [...]comments
“We belong to the mountain; what you do to the land, you do to the people,” says Caitlin, the pivotal character in Sarah Moon’s brand new play Light Comes. The New Mummers theatre troupe unveiled the play’s first public reading last Friday, May 29th, in New York City as the kickoff event to the 2nd [...]comments
Please welcome guest blogger Sonja Ingram. Ms. Ingram is a Partners in the Field representative for Preservation Virginia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This article first ran May 27, 2009 on the PreservationNation blog. Being the field representative for Preservation Virginia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, I receive many phone calls [...]comments