WCU AAM Lesson Plans & Activities
AAM Lesson Plan Search
Search our lesson collections by topic, grade level, or academic subject.
Phase 2 Activities
A sampling of activities developed by participants in our Phase 2 Level 1 workshop series.
Pathfinders created by Media Specialiests during our PROPEL series workshops.
Local people, places, things, and events categorized by county.
All our workshop materials.
Welcome to Western Carolina University's An Adventure of the American Mind (AAM) program! AAM is funded through the Library of Congress and we have the pleasure of working with public, private and charter school teachers in the seven westernmost counties of NC, teaching them to access and use Library of Congress online resources in teaching and learning. Congressman Charles H. Taylor acquired the necessary funding to bring the AAM program to Western North Carolina. The program began in the fall of 1999, and now through the efforts of farsighted Senators and Congressmen, has expanded to many states.
Over 300 Teachers Participate in AAM Workshops (Jan-June 2005)
Since January 2005, over 300 teachers in Cherokee County, Graham County, Clay County, Macon County, Swain County, Jackson County, Haywood County, and Cherokee Central Schools have participated in AAM Workshops. Teachers spend fifteen contact hours learning about the Library of Congress primary sources, American Memory resources and sources, Adventure of the American Mind resources, digital storytelling, discovery learning, story-boarding, and integrating primary sources into teaching and learning activities. For more information, please contact Dr. Beth Coulter, WCU-AAM Director at: (828) 227-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.