In the East: Jim Cornette
In the West: Carrie Gates
Date: May 10, 2000
Internet Sites | Questions to Consider | Presenter's Biography
Echinacea - A flower with medicinal properties
|North Carolina is a geographical
marvel! Over miles east to west, the state offers a variety of landscape which lends
itself to the growth of many and varied plants and trees. North Carolina is an
With a population of some the state's citizens have developed many and varied uses for the flora of our great state.
Many of these plants and tree grow coast to mountains, while others are geographically specific.
||As oral and written history is passed on and recorded, the Urban Myth has become a very big part of our every day lives. Each of the unique areas of our state is the home to certain urban myths. These myths cover many topics, which are passed on in song, text and story.||
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Internet Sites of
|Urban Legends||UCSD Home Remedy Site|
|Urban Legends Archive||International Home Remedies|
|Folklore and Legends||TV Site|
|Urban Legends Reference Pages||Internet Article - Mountain Healing|
Stories of Buried Treasure!
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Questions for Students and Teachers
- Define Urban Legend?
- Define a Home Remedy.
- Research a local legend and remedy to share(remember family resources).
- Write a compare and contrast essay on legends or remedies from east and west.
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Jim Cornette An extremely young 57! Married for 34 years with three children and three grandchildren! Teacher for 30+ years, primarily language arts! Hobbies: Reading of all types. Growing flowers that are beautiful but require little or no care-prefer yellow marigolds and pansies! Enjoy traveling to small towns to see and hear off the beaten path sights and sounds. Pet peeves: Any sort of yardwork or house cleaning and lazy people!
Carrie Gates was born in the mountains of Western NC and the first in her family to finish the 8th grade. She attended a local 45 student elementary school and had three teachers from 1st through 8th grades. Now she tells local mountain stories, "Granny Tales" and others from her community, with a few mountain tales from western part of NC thrown in. Carrie has told stories at local festivals, in local schools and for NC State at High Hampton, and for other educational groups in this region. Carrie has an AA degree in Early Childhood, a BS in Secondary Math Ed, and a masters in Secondary Math Ed. She worked for eight years as a day care center director, worked for UNC Chapel Hill in developing a state-wide nutrition training program for Headstart and preschool programs and has worked as a program associate for NCCAT for close to fifteen years.
This Town Meeting was created as part of the requirements for the Connectivities: Online Course - Desktop Videoconferencing class sponsored by the Department of Public Instruction and Teachers Connect by Stephen Sorrell, Educator-on-Loan/NCCAT/Watauga County and Sandy Winker, Math Teacher, Hide County.
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Posted: May 8, 2000