The Foxfire Book

Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
ISBN : 0385073534
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 88.56 MB
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In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."
Category: Literary Criticism

The Foxfire Book

Author : Eliot Wigginton
ISBN : 038507350X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 75.71 MB
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Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Appalachian Home Cooking

Author : Mark Sohn
ISBN : 081319153X
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 29.18 MB
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Mark F. Sohn’s classic book, Mountain Country Cooking, was a James Beard Award nominee in 1997. In Appalachian Home Cooking, Sohn expands and improves upon his earlier work by using his extensive knowledge of cooking to uncover the romantic secrets of Appalachian food, both within and beyond the kitchen. The foods of Appalachia are the medium for the history of a creative culture and a proud people. This is the story of pigs and chickens, corn and beans, and apples and peaches as they reflect the culture that has grown from the region’s topography, climate, and soil. Sohn unfolds the ways of a table that blends Native American, Eastern European, Scotch–Irish, black, and Hispanic influences to become something new—and uniquely American. Sohn shows how food traditions in Appalachia have developed over two centuries from dinner on the grounds, church picnics, school lunches, and family reunions as he celebrates regional signatures such as dumplings, moonshine, and country ham. Food and folkways go hand in hand as he examines wild plants, cast-iron cookware, and the nature of the Appalachian homeplace. Appalachian Home Cooking celebrates mountain food at its best. In addition to a thorough discussion of Appalachian food history and culture, Sohn offers over eighty classic recipes, as well as mail-order sources, information on Appalachian food festivals, photographs, poetry, a glossary of Appalachian and cooking terms, menus for holidays and seasons, and a list of the top 100 Appalachian foods.
Category: Cooking

Oral History

Author : Thad Sitton
ISBN : 9780292785823
Genre : History
File Size : 74.27 MB
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More than a mode of gathering information about the past, oral history has become an international movement. Historians, folklorists, and other educational and religious groups now recognize the importance of preserving the recollections of people about the past. The recorded memories of famous and common folk alike provide a vital complement to textbook history, bringing the past to life through the stories of those who lived it. Oral History is designed to introduce teachers, students, and interested individuals to the techniques, problems, and pleasures of collecting oral history. The authors, themselves experienced educators, examine the uses of oral history in the classroom, looking at a wide range of projects that have been attempted and focusing on those that have succeeded best. Besides suggesting many possible projects, they discuss the necessary hardware and its use: recording equipment and procedures, interview outlines and preliminary research, photography and note-taking in the field, transcription and storage of information, legal forms, and more. For the teacher, the authors offer helpful advice on training students to be sensitive interviewers in both formal and informal situations. How can oral histories collected in the classroom be put to use? The authors discuss their uses within the curriculum; in projects such as oral history archives, publications such as the popular Foxfire books, and other media productions; and in researching current community problems. Useful appendixes survey a variety of reference tools for the oral historian and describe in detail how a Foxfire-concept magazine may be developed.
Category: History

Literacy With An Attitude Second Edition

Author : Patrick J. Finn
ISBN : 9781438428048
Genre : Education
File Size : 80.58 MB
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A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.
Category: Education

The American Mosaic

Author : International Council on Monuments and Sites. U.S. Committee
ISBN : 0814327192
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 29.26 MB
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Exploring the history of the American preservation movement, this book features a collection of essays by leading scholars, historians, and attorneys who discuss the role of federal, state, and local government; ethnicity; archaeology; and the private sector.
Category: Architecture

Appalachian Children S Literature

Author :
ISBN : 9780786460199
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.43 MB
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"This bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Social Science

The Foxfire Approach

Author : Hilton Smith
ISBN : 9789463005647
Genre : Education
File Size : 66.13 MB
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"This collection of essays by Foxfire practitioners represents the wide range of adaptations by educators of the pedagogical orientation of the Foxfire Magazine and Foxfire Programs for Teachers. Former students in the magazine class at Rabun County High School share the continuing impact of that experience on their lives, including a former student who is pioneering the magazine project with her sixth grade class. An early childhood teacher make a passionate, articulate case for instruction guided by the Foxfire Core Practices. And a former school administrator shares his experiences as guidance to current school administrators in enabling then supporting teachers to implement instruction guided by Foxfire’s Core Practices. Participants in Foxfire’s Program for Teachers, from early childhood teachers to college professors, describe their adaptations of the Foxfire Approach for instruction at all grade levels, all subjects and all demographics – including how they coped with the challenges they faced. One practitioner describes how she used the Core Practices to design instruction in rural China. We have an engaging essay focused on our summer courses for teachers, based on extensive observations and interview of participants attending those courses. Several essays explore the pedagogical roots of the Foxfire Approach, as well as its value in providing instruction today which engages the students in the content and results in durable learning. Readers can read straight through the book, beginning with a short historical introductory essay, or skip around to topics of interest to assemble an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach."
Category: Education

Folklore Culture And Aging

Author : David Philip Shuldiner
ISBN : 0313298971
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.32 MB
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This work is a guide to the study of cultural traditions by and about elders and aging, featuring an annotated list of over 1,500 references covering a broad range of subjects.
Category: Social Science

Foxfire 9

Author : Eliot Wigginton
ISBN : IND:39000005564542
Genre : Appalachian Region, Southern
File Size : 89.22 MB
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Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
Category: Appalachian Region, Southern