Learn more about my curriculum development, publications on education, oral history & audio documentary projects, and historical scholarship.                      

Curriculum Development & Publications on Education

Wall, Kathryn (primary author), “African American Folktales: Resistance, Hope and Freedom,” Understanding the American South, 2020.

Wall, Kathryn (primary author), “Female Spies in the Civil War,” Understanding the American South, 2020.

Wall, Kathryn (primary author), “Prohibition, Bootlegging, and the Origins of NASCAR,” Understanding the American South, 2020.

Wall, Kathryn and Claudia Stack, Sharecrop: Stories from the South’s Forgotten Farmers – companion teaching guide to the documentary film, 2018.

Walbert, Kathryn. “Reading newspapers: Factual reporting.” Educator’s Guides: North Carolina Digital History (2015).

Walbert, Kathryn, “What was the significance of Pearl Harbor?” Churchill Archive for Schools (2015).

Walbert, Kathryn, “Reading Primary Sources: An Introduction for Students,” North Carolina Digital History Textbook, https://www.ncpedia.org/anchor/appendix-reading-primary

Walbert, Kathryn and James Leloudis, “Work in a Textile Mill,” North Carolina Digital History Textbook

Walbert, Kathryn. “American Indian vs. Native American: A note on terminology.” Retrieved from learnnc. org/lp/editions/nc-american-indians/5526 (2009).

Walbert, Kathy. “The value of oral history.” Online serial: www. learnnc. org/articles/oh-value0406. Retrieved December 19 (2006).

Walbert, Kathryn. “Oral History Projects in the Elementary Classroom.” Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians. Ed. Barry A. Lanman.” (2006)

Walbert, Kathryn. “How to do it: Oral history projects.” Social studies and the young learner 16, no. 4 (2004): E1-E8.

Oral History & Audio Documentary:

Mellon project manager for From the Rock Wall: Living Histories of Black Chapel Hill/Carrboro with the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History in Chapel Hill, NC.

Don’s Lunch is a short audio documentary about a diner in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, created in the style of the podcast Gravy. This was produced during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 as part of the Documentary Traditions class taught by Joy Salyers at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Gulliver’s Travels, an audio piece I produced about Fairy Tail Farm in Bear Creek, NC for a class on narrative podcasting taught by Nadia Wilson at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies.
A short piece I created with co-producer Hillary Rea as part of the Center for Documentary Studies Hearing is Believing week long summer intensive led by John Biewen and Shea Shackleford, with additional instruction from Tina Antolini in 2016.
Image source: frankieleon on Flickr, www.flickr.com/photos/armydre2008/ Creative Commons license, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Historical Publications

Walbert, Kathryn. “‘Endeavor to improve yourself’: The education of white women in the antebellum South.” Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States (2002): 1727-1925.

Walbert, Kathryn Lynn. “” Now it is My Duty to Teach School”: Gender, Race, and Reading in the Mid-nineteenth Century South.” PhD diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000.

Bialeschki, M. and K. Walbert. “”You have to have some fun to go along with your work”: The interplay of race, class, gender, and leisure in the industrial New South.” Journal of Leisure Research 30 (1998): 79-100.

Walbert, Kathryn L. “Teaching, collaboration, and the Internet: Joining a global conversation.” The Journal of American History 83, no. 4 (1997): 1357-1360.