School Programs

Settling Appalachia
For:
Grades 2-8
Length: 90 minutes
Description: This introduction to the Center includes an exploration of the permanent Scotch-Irish exhibit. Students will also examine artifacts for clues to the past and participate in role-playing exercises.

Setting Appalachia Pre and Post visit brochure

Solutions to Survival
For:
Grades 2-6
Length: 90 minutes
Description: Students investigate themes that confront all people: food, shelter, clothing, and health. By examining artifacts from Native Americans and European settlers, students learn the meaning of self-reliance and consider life before cars and electricity. 

Now & Long Ago
For:
Grades K-2
Length: 1 hour
Description: Photographs and touchable artifacts are used to explore family life past and present.

Reading a Quilt
For:
Grades 1-6
Length: 90 minutes
Description: Learn how "reading" a quilt can uncover the past. Students will hear quilt-related stories and create a paper quilt square. They will also be introduced to quilt design, technology, and use. 

Native Americans of wNC
For:
Grades K-6
Length: 1 hour
Description:
Learn about Cherokee and other Native Americans through stories, images, games, and artifacts. 

What's New at the Center?
For:
All ages
Length: up to 90 minutes
Description: Take an interactive tour of the Center's latest exhibits. Touchable artifacts and a gallery scavenger hunt are included in the tour.

 

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