"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."  Sydney J. Harris   


Teaching
Trunks Project

 


  Connecting our youth with

Western North Carolina's past.
 
 
Student Resources

 

Trunk
Economy



Trunk
Education



Trunk
Civil Rights
A National and
Local Movement


THM
Heritage Museum


 


Transylvania County GenWeb
Transylvania GenWeb 

 
Family Search
FamilySearch

 
Friends of Mountain History
Friends of
Mountain History


North Carolina Department of Curtural Resources
North Carolina
Department of
Cultural Resources


Mountain Heritage Center
Mountain Heritage
Center


North Carolina Museum of History
North Carolina Museum of History

 

 

Comments
Teacher: C. Whitman

The "Traveling Transylvania Trunk" was an absolutely wonderful learning tool for my fourth graders. The amount of time and energy that was taken to pull materials and construct lessons for this trunk was phenomenal and the excitement over the trunk and its contents was awesome. The lessons included in the trunk were right on track for fourth graders and covered many content areas. Students were able to learn so much about the history and economy of our county by analyzing photographs and artifacts. By allowing students to wear gloves and use magnifying glasses during these lessons, the students felt as if they were detectives searching through decades of Transylvania's history.

 

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