section of the GRITS Web site provides projects that
encourage student investigation of southern culture,
ranging from the arts and music, to common livelihoods
among its people.
Southern Culture Projects.
- Archifluences--This Webquest
involves student research into influences on southern
architecture, with analogical reasoning to design
a new community technology center with local influences.
- Who Has the Blues?--This
Webquest involves student research into the blues
musical style, working with databases, and communicating
findings through group discussion and/or multimedia
- Making a Difference for Current
and Future HBCU Students--This Webquest engages
high school students in background research and the
development of products related to historically black
colleges and universities (HBCUs).
- Soup-to-Nuts Project--This
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.
- River Songs--This project
focuses on river songs, or tales of navigating rivers
in six southeastern states.
- Tracks to Progress--This
project explores railroads of the Southeast and their
impact on the region during the past century and a
- European Tech Connect--In
this project, classes will combine their social studies
research skills and charting skills in a multimedia
presentation comparing a European country to a southeastern