Compare and contrast the Cumberland Plateau with the Blue Ridge. How do the regions differ in their natural components? How are they similar? How have human beings, over time, used the land and its resources, and for what purposes? (Pl&Eco)

v Describe two social problems commonly associated with the Appalachian region. In what ways have local people organized to address these problems? (P&A)

v Choose two of the following population groupings that have inhabited Appalachia: Cherokee, “Anglo-Saxons,” African Americans, eastern and southern Europeans, South Asians/Middle Easterners. In what ways, do we see the cultural influence of those groups in Appalachian culture? In what ways have cultural representations of the region distorted, ignored, or marginalized those groups? (Cult&Percep)

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