Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Janisse Ray
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Introduction & Chapters 1-6

• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Ray, Janisse. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. Milkweed Editions, 1999. E-book.

• In the Introduction, Janisse describes south Georgia, saying her people live there and that their lives are shaped by the physical environment that the land provides.

• In Chapter 1, Child of Pine, Janisse recalls her childhood in a rural area of Georgia.

• She lived in the small town of Baxley in Appling County.

• Baxley had a maximum population of only 3,500 people and both Janisse's home and her father's salvage business were on the family's property.

• Janisse relates the creation stories her parents had told her about finding her in a pile of pine needles, finding her brothers in a grapevine and huckleberry bush, respectively, and her sister inside of a cabbage.

• These creation stories were related to the fact that Janisse's parents were...

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