Objective: "Foxfire" started as a magazine developed by high school teacher Eliot Wigginton and his students in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Wigginton wanted his students to learn about their Appalachian heritage and to understand mountain handicrafts, folk medicine, and culture. In 1972, articles from the "Foxfire" magazine were published in book form. Today, there are more than eight books in the "Foxfire" series, the magazine is still being published, and there is an affiliated blacksmith program for Rabun Gap High School students with the products made in the program being marketed to the magazine subscribers. This lesson will discuss the history and growth of the "Foxfire 8" project. It's important to understand the history of "Foxfire" prior to studying volume 8 of the book series.
1) Group Project: Divide the class into small groups. Have each group compile a time line of the events in the development of the Foxfire organization and...
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