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Driving through time: The digital Blue Ridge Parkway


Driving through time: The digital Blue Ridge Parkway

By Katy Vance, Melissa Harden, and Jennifer Polidoro

Provided by UNC Libraries / Documenting the American South

These lessons offer teachers and students the opportunity to delve into the rich primary sources and historical overlooks from the Driving Through Time project and explore the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway. By combining research skills like historic map and primary source analysis with student products such as writing memos, letters and editorials; creating digital stories, community profiles, and digital maps; and giving formal presentations; these resources provide opportunities for connections across the curriculum.

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