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Driving Through Time Education Resources

K-12 Lesson Plans and Resources

The "Driving Through Time" project offers K-12 educators the opportunity to immerse their students in the many primary source materials that have been digitized and made available online through this project. Combining effective educational practices with today’s technology, Katy Vance, a former high school teacher and graduate research assistant on the "Driving Through Time" project, partnered with Dr. Cheryl Mason Bolick of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s School of Education to develop a selection of lesson plans and educational resources centered around the Blue Ridge Parkway and utilizing the primary source materials made available by the "Driving Through Time" project. You can access the educational materials at the link below:

Digital Humanities and Higher Education

The "Driving Through Time" project is an example of a digital humanities collaboration. Learn more about such projects and how technology has changed the ways in which scholars do their research and how resources and materials can be searched, displayed, and analyzed.

Digital humanities projects in university settings provide rich opportunities for teaching and learning. Find out how Dr. Anne Whisnant incorporated "Driving Through Time" into her public history course at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and how students in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC contributed to the project.