How can we use the past to impact the future?

Bodenhamer, Aysha. “King Coal: A Study Of Mountaintop Removal, Public Discourse, And Power In Appalachia.” Society & Natural Resources 29.10 (2016): 1139-1153. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 Sept. 2016.   Coal elites argue that the coal industry promotes longevity, employment, energy security, while exhibiting aggression towards the grass roots environmentalists. The grass roots environmentalists argue … Continue reading “How can we use the past to impact the future?”


This course has made me think more in depth about the region. For example, I like many others did believe the stereotypes surrounding Appalachia before this course. Through the course of this class though we have addressed why they aren’t … Continue reading

Experiential Learning

One thing that a lot of people don’t realize is that learning occurs everywhere, not just in a classroom. In fact, the most important type of learning happens outside of a classroom. Memorizing and regurgitating knowledge is one thing, applying … Continue reading