Adapted from the work of Phil Reece and the Heritage Project of Winnipeg, Canada, students will have the opportunity to personally connect with their local communities as young researchers and historians (http://www.heritagewinnipeg.com).
After researching a brief history of their local community, students will be empowered to select a building, person or event of historical importance that they are curious to learn more about. Focusing on their topic of choice will encourage meaningful and relevant learning. Students can gather and analyze the information in a variety of ways: through researching, interviewing, photographing and/or videotaping. Students will then decide on their most important findings to tell the story of their piece of history. They will illustrate their story through the creation of a project of their choice: a poster, video, song, game, PowerPoint, etc.
Students will experience the art of storytelling when they present the information from their project in an engaging way. During our last live webinar, students will have an opportunity to share their projects with our class to serve as a “dress rehearsal” before presenting or sending their project to an authentic audience of their choice (i.e., Historical Society).
We’ll be bringing history to life!