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ROOT DEEP, GROW TALL
empowering east kentucky students to discover and share the culture of our region. 
A collaboration of Hindman Settlement
School & the morehead writing project

Project Overview

Hindman Settlement School and the Morehead Writing Project have joined forces to create a project-based learning humanities program for eastern Kentucky communities and classrooms.

Teacher-leaders from schools across east Kentucky will teach a project-based writing unit with the aid of local humanities scholars to empower students to develop passion projects in art, music, history, foodways, or culture in order to preserve and celebrate what connects us as humans, Appalachians, and Americans.
How it was in that place, how light hung in a bright pool
Of air like water, in an eddy of cloud and sky,
I will long remember. I will long recall.
The maple blossoming wings, the oaks proud with rule,
The spiders deep in silk, the squirrels fat on mast,
The fields and draws and coves where quail and peewees call.
Earth loved more than any earth, stand firm, hold fast;
Trees burdened with leaf and bird, root deep, grow tall.


Wolfpen Creek by James Still,
former writer-in-residence, Hindman Settlement School

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