These site are about the novel “The Songcatcher” by Sharyn McCrumb, and include supporting materials about Appalachia, folk music, and the ballad tradition. You can find supplemental historical information, lyrics, and sound recordings. Included is an eThemes resource on the cyberethics of downloading music.
This site contains archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachia. Browse by topic to hear recordings of folk songs, stories, view slide images, archival photographs, and more.
Watch videos of musicians expressing their thoughts on the issue. There is also information about copyright law and explanations about why these types of downloads are considered illegal and unethical. These sites are helpful for teachers who want students to debate the issue. There are links to eThemes Resources on Internet safety and computer basics.