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Book Title/Author

Subject Areas Covered

Spring 2014 The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan Denisw Kiernan and The Girls of Atomic City, Food Rationing, Wartime Technology, Rights of African-Americans in World War II, Wartime Job Opportunities, Women's Changing Roles: World War II, Hitler's Rise to Power, Wartime Hawaii, The Holocaust, Prisoners of War
Fall 2013 Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot Rebecca Skloot and The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Race and the Medical System, Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the Hela Lab, Ethics in Genetics, The Lacks Family, Hela Cells Contribution to Science, Marriage and Relationships, Research and Common Rule
Spring 2013 A Land More Kind Than Home, by Wiley Cash Author and his work, Snake Handling, Autism, Appalachian Dialect, Tobacco Farming, Midwives, Sociopathic Personality, Appalachian Folk Beliefs, Pentecostal Church, Marshall, NC, Domestic Violence, Appalachian Stereotypes, and Shakespearean Tragedy.
Fall 2012 The Ballad of Tom Dooley, by Sharyn McCrumb Author and her work, Political Career of Zebulon Vance, Shady Grove The Fiddle Tune, Civil War in North Carolina, Imprisonment of Southern Governors, Sociopathic Personality, Happy Valley, North Carolina, Wuthering Heights, Versions of The Ballad of Tom Dooley, Art Inspired By The Ballad Of Tom Dooley, and The Tom Dula Trial.
Summer 2012 Gathering of Old Men Murder on the Bayou (movie), Sugar Cane Farming/Pecans, Cajun French/Nicknaming, Plight of Mulattos, History of Sharecropping in the South, Plantation Life in Louisiana, Black/Cajun Relations, Electric Chair, Integration in American Sports, La Toussaint
Fall 2011 Eli The Good by Silas House America's Bicentennial, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Photography and Photographers of the Vietnam War, Children of War, Trees and Healing, The Dangers of Lightning, Pop Culture of the 1970s, Breast Cancer, The History of the Ford Mustang, The Beatles and Their Influence Upon American Culture.
The entries are:  Cherokee Nation, Child Abuse/Failure to Thrive, Ismene, Eleanor Roosevelt, Guatemalan Civil War, Mayans, Legumes, Food Choices, Monsanto and Genetically Modified Foods, Vandana Shiva and Navdanya

Fall 2010

The Help

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Bob Dylan, Medgar Evers, Life Magazine and Investigative Journalism, To Kill A Mockingbird and Harper Lee, Television's Role in the Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights Sit-Ins, Invisible Man and Ralph Ellison, Evelyn Cunningham, Harper & Row Publishers.

Spring 2010


Life in the Appalachian Timber Camps, Dangers and Environmental Destruction Associated With Timber Camps, Creation of Smoky Mtns. National Park, Mountain Dulcimer and Border Ballads, Timber Rattlesnake, Black "Painter" (Panther), Plott Hounds, Lady MacBeth, Mongolian Golden Eagle, A Mother's Love

Fall, 2008

Landscape Design

Gertrude Jekyll, Lancelot Brown, Penelope Hobhouse, Thomas Jefferson and Monticello Gardens, Andrew Downing, Vita Sackville-West and Sissinghurst, Frederick Olmstead and Biltmore Gardens/Central Park, Elizabeth Lawrence and Winghaven, Beatrix Farrand and Dumbarton Oaks, Fletcher Steele, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Longwood Gardens, NC Arboretum, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Elizabethan Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg Gardens, Lotus Land Gardens, Versailles, Giverny, National Arboretum, Villa d'Este, Hestercombe

Fall, 2008

Holocaust Studies

German Culture of the Period, Events Leading to WWII the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler as a Youth, Identified Groups Euthanasia & Ghettos, The War, The Camps, The Wars End, Parallels to Today, On Hitlers Mountain, Holocaust Literature, Holocaust Poetry, Miscellaneous Films of the Holocaust, Art, Enemy at the Gate & Saving Private Ryan, Schnidlers List, Sophies Choice, Cults / Thule Society, Obedience to Authority, Propaganda, Medical Experimentation, Altruism, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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