Lesson Plan

Mountain Farm Life - Grade 4 (North Carolina)

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Setting:
in the park
Keywords:
Blacksmith, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, cherokee history, appalachian settlers, culture

Overview

Students study rural mountain life in the 1800's by working in a blacksmith shop, cooking at an open hearth, playing with historic toys, and studying artifacts and exhibits. Through these hands-on activities, students learn about the challenges and rewards of a simpler lifestyle as well as the value of preserving and protecting our heritage and public spaces.


Objective(s)

1) Describe ways people used, modified and adapted to the physical environment.
2) Name the local American Indian tribe.
3) List three similarities and difference among people in North Carolina, past and present.
4) Describe traditional craft forms in North Carolina
5) Describe the cultural characteristics of the region
6) Describe changes in ways of living over time.
7) Identify the advantages and disadvantages of technology in their lives.
8) Describe ways people used, modified and adapted to the physical environment.
9) Describe the similarities and difference among people in North Carolina, past and present.
10) Describe changes in ways of living over time.
11) Identify the advantages and disadvantages of technology in their lives.