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About Southern Tales

This section of GRITS contains resources and
projects connected to literary themes and writing
across the curriculum.

Southern Tales Connected Projects

  • Authors of the Southeast - Ever wonder how an author comes up with an idea for a book? Or, if the characters really existed? Elementary and middle school students will have a chance to ask North Carolina author Gloria Houston these questions and more. Mark your calendar for May 6-17, 2002, to email your questions to the GRITSonline website for Dr. Houston.
  • Auto-bug-ography ProjectIn this project, classes will combine their science and research skills with creative writing to compose "Auto-bug-ographies" of insects in their neighborhood.
  • Soup-to-Nuts ProjectThis project focuses on how historical settlement and the agriculture of an area impacts its foods and local recipes. Using research skills, expository writing, and map skills, students will work in teams to create electronic files on local recipes and foods.

Southern Tales Resources

  • Center for the Study of Southern CultureThis is the website of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. It provides information and collections related to education and research on the American South.
  • Documenting the American South (DAS)This website, sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.

Last Updated 06/19/02