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CLASSROOM LESSONS AND PROGRAMS

Elementary Schools Pre-Visit Ideas

Lesson Plan: Thomas Wolfe and Progress, Progress, Progress”
Pre-Visit Lesson Plan: Progress, Progress, Progress

Multiple Choice Questions with Readings
WHO WAS THOMAS WOLFE?
WHAT IS THE OLD KENTUCKY HOME
ASHEVILLE 1900-1920

Word Games/Artifact Worksheets
Artifacts at the Old Kentucky Home
Answers to Artifacts at the OKH
Artifact Word Scramble
Answers to Artifact Word Scramble

Lesson Plan: Our Changing Community
OurChangingCommunityLesson Plan

Elementary Schools Post-Visit Ideas

Lesson Plan: Thomas Wolfe and Progress, Progress, Progress”
Post Visit Lesson Plan: Progress, Progress Progress
Post Visit Crossword Puzzle
Thomas Wolfe Memorial Brochure

Writing Prompts
WRITING ACTIVITY- Back Yard and Basement
WRITING ACTIVITY-Grover
WRITING ACTIVITY-Storm
WRITING ACTIVITY-Seasons
WRITING ACTIVITY-Town Square


Middle to High School Schools Pre-Visit Ideas

Lesson Plan: Thomas Wolfe’s Family, Friends, and Folklore
Thomas Wolfe Family Friends and Folklore
Part 1: Thomas Wolfe and Look Homeward, Angel 
Discussion Questions
Look Homeward Excerpt
Gravestone Symbols and Their Meaning
Part 2: Julia Wolfe and Folklore
Julia Wolfe’s Trip to Heaven
The Nunne’hi – A Cherokee Legend

Lesson Plan: What I Came To Tell You
Lesson Plan What I Came to Tell You
This lesson plan combines an informational text about Thomas Wolfe and his family and a new youth novel, What I Came to Tell You by Tommy Hays. Consider visiting the Wolfe Memorial either before or after this lesson in order to truly make this exciting novel for young readers come alive in your classroom!

Middle to High School Schools Post-Visit Ideas

Lesson Plan: Thomas Wolfe, His Family and Look Homeward, Angel
Thomas Wolfe His Family and Look Homeward, Angel
Part One: Thomas Wolfe and Bullying
Look Homeward Excerpts About Bullying
Discussion Questions About Bullying
Part 2: Old Kentucky Home Architecture
Old Kentucky Home Structure Report

Read and Write: Thomas Wolfe’s Short Stories

The Sun and the Rain
The Sun and the Rain
Lesson Plan The Sun and the Rain
The Sun and the Rain Ideas for Student’s

 Gulliver: The Story of a Tall Man
Gulliver The Story of a Tall Man
Lesson Plan Gulliver The Story of a Tall Man
Gulliver Ideas to Students
Gulliver’s Travels Chapter One
Gulliver Vocabulary

The Far and the Near
The Far and the Near
Lesson Plan The Far and the Near
The Far and the Near Ideas for Student
The Far and the Near Vocabulary


TRAVELING TRUNKS

Our traveling trunks can be checked out for a two-week period and can be picked up at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. For more information, or if you would like to use one of our trunks, please call (828) 253-8304.

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What teachers say about our Traveling Trunk:

“This was a great experience for our fourth grade classes and for me. I absorbed the materials and facts just as they did.” – Sarah Nuttall, Hominy Valley Elementary

“What an incredible time we had learning!! When your group of kids finish an activity and ask what else they can do that day…priceless.” – Kimberly Pierce, Home School Educator

THE TRUNKS

THE LOST BOY

4th grade Language Arts 

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5-DAY LESSON PLAN

The Lost Boy Day 1 Lesson Plan
The Lost Boy Day 2 Lesson Plan
The Lost Boy Day 3 Lesson Plan
The Lost Boy Day 4 Lesson Plan
The Lost Boy Day 5 Lesson Plan

1904 WORLD’S FAIR & TECHNOLOGY

4th grade Social Studies

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2-DAY LESSON PLAN

1904 Worlds Fair Day #1- Lesson Plan
1904 World’s Fair Day #2- Lesson Plan