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 can'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; they'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, ElizabethS.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.
|Publisher:||Ohio University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Dedication and Acknowledgments
Part One: Creative Teaching of Appalachian History One. Intro to Appalachian Studies: Navigating Myths of Appalachian Exceptionalism
Two. Listening to Black Appalachian Laundrywomen: Teaching with Photographs, Letters, Diaries, and Lost Voices
Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt
Three. The Southern Highlands according to Hollywood: Teaching Appalachian History through Film
John C. Inscoe
Part Two: Appalachian Literature and Folktales in and out of the Classroom Four. Building Bridges with Ron Rash’s The World Made Straight: Results from One University and High School Partnership
Erica Abrams Locklear
Five. The Feast Hall, the Arsenal, and the Mirror: Teaching Literature to Students at Risk
Six. I Hear Appalachia Singing: Teaching Appalachian Literature in a General Education American Literature Course
Seven. “Way Back Yonder” but Not So Far Away: Teaching Appalachian Folktales
Tina L. Hanlon
Part Three: The Novel in Appalachia Eight. Teaching Modern Appalachia in Wilma Dykeman’s The Far Family
Patricia M. Gantt
Nine. Fred Chappell’s I Am One of You Forever as a Subject for Literary Analysis and an Alternative Image of Mid-Twentieth-Century Appalachia
Ricky L. Cox
Ten. Startling Morals: Teaching Ecofiction with Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer
Part Four: Appalachian Poetry and Prose Eleven. Appalachian Poetry: A Field Guide for Teachers
R. Parks Lanier Jr.
Twelve. From Harlem Home to Affrilachia: Teaching the Literary Journey
Theresa L. Burriss
Thirteen. Teaching the Poetry and Prose of Marilou Awiakta grace
Fourteen. Toward “Crystal-Tight Arrays”: Teaching the Evolving Art of Robert Morgan’s Poetry
Robert M. West