This portfolio, submitted in fulfillment of an MA in English with a teaching specialization, explores teaching and living in southern Appalachia. The papers include a defense of literary studies, a pedagogical piece on the use of code-switching, dialect, and the vernacular in today’s classrooms, a lesson plan and materials to introduce high school students to writing the academic memoir, and an example of the academic memoir which explores the personal and long-lasting effects of verbal and emotional abuse.
Dr. Heather Jordan
Ms. Kimberly Spallinger
Holt, Martha, "Creating a New Standard: Living, Learning, and Teaching in Southern Appalachia" (2019). Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects. 45.