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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Radford University

Research, Curricula Development, & Grant-Writing Support for ROOTS WITH WINGS: Floyd County, Virginia, Place-based Education oral History Project: A Youth Resiliency Effort

The central focus of the Fall 2014 Appalachian Teaching Project is to provide support for the ROOTS WITH WINGS: Floyd County Place-based Education Oral History Project. The details of the support will be honed in collaboration with the community partners. In particular, ATP students created instruction materials to be shared with the high school students to increase their understanding of and appreciation for oral history, its social importance and effective ways of collecting it. Moreover, the curricula included instruction on current technology and digital recording/editing to capture the oral history interviews. Students worked with the RU Sponsored Programs and Grants Management staff to learn about finding potential grantors for the community partners to increase funding for their work.

2014 Proposal

2014 ATP Conference Presentation

Radford University's Live Presentation in Washington, D.C.

2014 ATP Final Report 


Contact Information:
Dr. Theresa Burris
Chair, Appalachian Studies
Director, Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center
Radford University
P.O. Box 7014
Radford, VA   24142
Telephone: (540) 831-6857

Previous Conference Participation:  2013    2011   2010    2009

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