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Rays of sun over Buncombe County, NC
Rays of sun over Buncombe County, NC
Rays of afternoon light filter through the clouds above Buncombe County, North Carolina. Buncombe County is located in the midst of the Appalachian Mountains.
Format: image/photograph
Colburn Earth Science Museum
The best rock and mineral specimens from the Burnham Standish Colburn collection are housed in the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Students will enjoy the programs that are centered around this collection of fossils, gems, and North Carolina minerals.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Buncombe County Turnpike: GIS map
Buncombe County Turnpike: GIS map
The Buncombe Turnpike through North Carolina's mountains was built between 1824 and 1828 along the Drovers' Road, so called, because drovers used the road to lead herds of animals (droves) to market. The Turnpike was an important road until the 1880s, when...
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Buck Hotel, Asheville
Buck Hotel, Asheville
In this 1888 photograph, the Buck Hotel can be seen in the background at left.
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Long Branch Environmental Education Center
This educational center teaches students the importance of recycling, resource conservation, ecological issues, and more.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
A view of the French Broad River near Asheville, 1883
A view of the French Broad River near Asheville, 1883
Eastern side of French Broad River near previous site of Smith's Bridge, 1883.
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Young Pisgah Ridge Tunnel
Young Pisgah Ridge Tunnel
The Young Pisgah Ridge Tunnel on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County.
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The Walton War
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 1.6
Poor and inaccurate surveying led to border disputes between North Carolina and its neighbors. In December 1804, a battle was fought over an area claimed by both North Carolina and Georgia.
Format: article
Allanstand Cottage Industries product display
Allanstand Cottage Industries product display
Pine needle basketry, cornhusk dolls, cane-bottom chairs, and rustic brooms are displayed in front of a hanging coverlet in this photograph depicting the crafts for sale at the Allanstand Cottage Industries during the 1920s and early 1930s. The image may have...
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Grove Park Inn
Grove Park Inn
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Math problems for grade 8 geometry
In Problem centered math, page 3.1
Problem sets in PDF format that address objectives of the Measurement and Geometry strands of the 1999 North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Mathematics, Grade 8.
By Grayson Wheatley.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Contains information about various cultural, natural, and recreational resources located along this beautiful and historical roadway.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Thomas Wolfe Memorial (NC Historic Site)
Thomas Wolfe wrote fiction and used the setting of his mother's boardinghouse in Asheville, NC in his autobiographical novel Look Homeward, Angel. The house is now the location of The Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Read a biography of Wolfe on this website and learn about visiting the memorial.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Smith-McDowell House Museum
Discover Asheville's first mansion and oldest surviving structure, now restored as a history museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Center for Diversity Education
The CDE is entirely curriculum-focused to assist teachers in embedding a knowledge base of many peoples into the daily content of the classroom in grades K-12. It is the mission of CDE to prepare all students with the necessary skills to maintain a pluralistic democracy in an increasingly complex and diverse nation and world.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Asheville, NC, seen from above
Asheville, NC, seen from above
This is downtown Asheville, North Carolina, as seen from an airplane.
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Western North Carolina Air Quality Awareness Program
The NC Division of Air Quality in Western North Carolina offers free programs in schools on a variety of air quality topics.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina in the New South
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the decades after the Civil War (1870–1900). Topics include changes in agriculture, the growth of cities and industry, the experiences of farmers and mill workers, education, cultural changes, politics and political activism, and the Wilmington Race Riot.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Lillian Exum Clement
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 4.12
Biography of Lillian Exum Clement, the first woman elected to the North Carolina General Assembly.
Format: article
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Like a field trip into the western North Carolina outdoors, this site will introduce you to the plants, animals and environs of the Southern Appalachians.
Format: article/field trip opportunity