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Educational Programs at Thomas Wolfe Memorial for Students

*We currently offer an onsite programs for elementary and middle school students. The onsite visit can be adapted to multiple ages and grade levels, and we offer complimenting pre-visit and post-visit activities at our Lessons and Programs page.*

For Elementary Schools

“Thomas Wolfe and Progress, Progress, Progress”

Students in front of OKHThis program for will explore life in the Old Kentucky Home during the years covered by Thomas Wolfe’s first book, Look Homeward, Angel. The guided program contains three 20 minute components, including; touring the first floor of the Old Kentucky Home, an exhibit hall scavenger hunt, and a group of hands-on mini-activities to demonstrate household tools and chores used in the boarding house.

 

At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to:

This program was designed to complement the following sections of the Common Core and NC Essential Standards:
3.H.1.1, 3.H.1.2 , 3.G.1.4, 3.G.1.5, 3.E.1.1, 3.E.2.1
4.H.1.3, 4.H.2.1, 4.G.1.1, 4.G.1.4, 4.E.1.1, 4.E.2.2
5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4, 5.C.1.3


For Middle and High Schools

“Thomas Wolfe’s Family, Friends, and Folklore”

students with phoneThis program will discuss life in the Old Kentucky. Home during the years covered by Look Homeward, Angel. There are two main sections; a viewing of our new film “Thomas Wolfe & Asheville” with short discussion of the topics presented in the film, and a 25 minute tour of the Old Kentucky Home.

 

At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to:

This program was designed to complement the following sections of the Common Core and NC Essential Standards:
6.H.1, 7.H.1, 8.H.2.1, 8.H.3.3, 8.H.3.4, 8.E.1.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.9

Thomas Wolfe Goes to School!

A Historical Interpreter from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial will come to your classroom and give a short presentation about Thomas Wolfe and Asheville in the early 20th century. The presentation includes an interactive PowerPoint, hands-on activities, and plenty of time for experiential learning and questions. This is a program offered to area schools only. If you are interested in setting up an in-class presentation, please contact Education Specialist David Rayburn at david.rayburn@ncdcr.gov or (828) 253-8304.