2023 CEOS Lessons
Features thirteen topics to explore.
Lessons are provided to CEOS Clubs and made available for download as 508 accessible PDFs the year following publication.
Teaching Appalachian Heritage Cooking to Children
A fun way to teach children about our Appalachian heritage is to make traditional recipes together and talk about the connection with history, family and the community.
Home Grown – Appalachian Folklore
In this Lesson you will learn some Appalachian Language, Folklore, Storytelling and Keeping Folklore Alive.
Crazy quilts are one-of-a-kind treasures representing a historically significant
Clutter Clean Up
In this Lesson you will learn some of How do we get started cleaning up your clutter?;
Emotions and Decluttering; and then What to do with the clutter.
Coal Town to Tourist Town: West Virginia's Elk River Trail System
Learn benefits of a tourist-based economy; Activities and amenities along the
Elk River Trail System; and become familiar with the Elk River Trail System locations,
access points and communities.
Floriography: The Language of Flowers
Understand a brief history of Floriography; Increase your knowledge species and colors
of flowers; and create a unique bouquets of flowers with a special message.
Getting Organized: Personal Health Records
In this Lesson your will learn some of What is a personal health record; Why
is it important to keep a personal health record?; Three Steps tp Building a Personal
Health Record; and Where you should look for health information.
Managing Your Money - The Basics
In this Lesson your will learn some of How we think and feel about money; Wants
and Needs; Where does the money go?; How to make a plan; Learn about Credit; And
learn about what your Credit Score means.
Personal Planning for Today and Beyond
In this lesson you will learn some of How to make a "My Life Binder" for important
documents; What information is needed to plan for the future; and Gain understanding
of estate planning and legal documents.
The Possibilities of Plants
In this lesson you will learn some of How to use plants beyond consumption and decoration;
The history of alternative uses for plants; and Native American cultural significance
of certain plants.
Point Pleasant: Land of History and Mystery
In this Lesson you will learn some of the history of Point Pleasant, West Virginia;
Be able to explain the timeline of the area's historic and mysterious events; and
Become familiar with the ways the town of Point Pleasant celebrates and honors
these stories and legends today.
In this Lesson you will gain an understanding of the importance of pollinators; and
you will learn some practices that support pollination.
The Life of West Virginia’s Wild and Wonderful Serena Katherine Dandridge
In this Lesson you will learn who Serena Dandridge was and be introduced to her scientific
contributions; You will become familiar with her involvement in the Women's Suffrage
Movement; and you will be encouraged to think about gender and racial inequality
in the early 1900s.