Finding your Own Family Roots.
This story is in many ways the story of many American families. Have students research their own ancestry to determine how their family arrived here and what struggles some of their ancestors had to overcome. Students should be prepared to share.
Discovering the History of Asheville, NC (Altamont)
Altamont is based upon a real town in North Carolina. The town is Asheville and it has an interesting history. Have students find out what they can about Asheville and share their information with the class.
Meet a Real Live Artisan
Stone cutting is a craft that is not very widely practiced. It is an example of work completed by a craftsman or artisan. Find a local artisan and have them come and share with the class about their craft.
A Poem about Where I Live
Have each student write a poem about their hometown...
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