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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of North Georgia

Photo by Lloyd Wolf

Scrolling through history: A Moving Panorama as Interpretative Model for The Foxfire Museum in Rabun County, GA

As the central focus of the University of North Georgia ATP project, students researched, created and digitized a “crankie” performance, or moving panoramic shadow box theater. The crankie featured ethnocultural memories related to Appalachian agriculture, particularly planting by the signs, for The Foxfire Museum. Using arts-based research, students wrote, designed, and filmed at least one crankie about planting by the signs. To select the material for the crankie, UNG students and community members sifted through the archives and located a manageable number of tapes, artifacts, videos, and photographs with the greatest interest.  The crankie served as an innovative model that high school students, alumni and volunteers used to present many of the other subject headings in the museum’s voluminous collection of oral histories.  Students digitally filmed a studio performance and made that available to the museum as well.


2016 ATP Proposal

University of North Georgia's Live Presentation in Washington, DC

2016 Final Report


Contact Information:

Dr. Rosann Kent
Director, Appalachian Studies Center
University of North Georgia
201 Vickery House
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30570
Telephone:  (706) 864-1540
Cell Phone:  (706) 499-8208



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