Wildlife Biology and HDS: Exploring the Foxfire Ways
Help me give my students some rather unusual experiences by visiting the Foxfire Museum.
This project expired on November 8, 2018.
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Our students are a fantastic, diverse group of kids who are working hard on some unique projects! These projects are totally different from what they typically experience during the school day. The conclusion of these projects will consist of presentations at our Day at the Museum in which they will present what they have learned to other students, their parents, and their communities. These kids range from beginning English Language Learners to Gifted students. They are all, however, very dedicated to their educations and intentionally strive to improve themselves while providing any assistance necessary to others in need.
Working together, the Wildlife Biology SOAR and Directed Studies classes will explore the ways of Foxfire by reading the Foxfire series of books. They will also learn about the cultural traditions, living, hunting, cooking, and storytelling of Appalachia. Students will get a first-hand look at the life of a mountain resident through historic structures, artifacts, and oral histories, and explore the resources of the region including how to sustainably maintain them.
Students will study the native plants and animals of Appalachia, especially medicinal herbs and wild game.
They will learn to forge a hook, make a broom, make soap, and spin wool! Then, they get to experience the tastes of Appalachia by a lunchtime visit to the Dillard House Restaurant in Dillard, GA.
Many of these great students lack the opportunities and experiences of travel. Through this field trip, they will get a real taste of Appalachia and how things used to be!
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