K-12 Educational Resources for Teaching Appalachian Topics
The list includes entries for teaching in and about the Appalachian region for use by teachers in the K-12 classroom, as well as resources for teachers pursuing advanced degrees. Inclusion on the list is not an assurance of quality.
The original list of educational resources was developed by Philip Obermiller and posted to the ASA website in 2001. In 2011, when the current version of the website was developed, the list was updated. Links were updated, entries were reorganized into new categories, and a few entries were added to the list. If you have any additions or revisions for the list, or would like to share your experiences using some of these resources, please contact us.
Description: Appalachian Outreach, from Sinclair College, collaborates with college and community partners to provide programs and services that help eliminate educational and social barriers, champion the benefits of post-secondary education and life-skills training, and promote Appalachian cultural awareness at Sinclair and in the community.
Source: Association for Cultural Equity
Description: Film clips of various types of Appalachian music with lesson plans to accompany film clips.
Description: This site provides pages on articles dealing with Appalachia, literature lists, bibliographies, lesson plans, and study guides.
Source: Created by Judy A. Teaford and Tina Hanlon, Ferrum College; Maintained by Tina Hanlon
Description: “Many terms in the transcripts are linked to dictionary entries so that browsers can find more detail on them, including further quotations, etymologies, and sometimes brief word histories.”
Source: Michael Montgomery of University of South Carolina
Countdown to the Millennium Project Radio Series
Source: Countdown to the Millennium Oral History Project
Description: Lessons Plans are available to accompany a radio series on oral history and Appalachian themes.
Source: Archives of Appalachia
“Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining on the Communities and Environment of Appalachia” 15-Minute DVD with Teacher’s Guide (Free)
Source: David Cooper
To Request, Please Contact: David Cooper at email@example.com
Source: Digital Library of Appalachia maintained by the Appalachian College Association
Source: Index to Bibliographies of West Virginia and Appalachian Films maintained by Ferrum College
Source: Appalshop, a nationally-recognized source of Appalachian documentary films and regional music.