Use the best practices of education today.
Offer inquiry-based activities that challenge students.
Use the extraordinary resources available to all students today.
Assess learning in multiple ways – but no tests!
THE RESULT: Local History is a catalyst for curiosity.
Students of Local History want to learn more about the buildings, landmarks, events, and people of their hometowns as they recognize the intrinsic value of their communities. They become advocates for preserving historic places and honoring the people who have built their communities. Ultimately, they will perpetuate the “institutional memory” of entire communities. This is learning that builds pride in the community and individual self-esteem. By adding your experience and imagination, we are confident that this content-rich curriculum can be virtually endless in its potential to inspire your students to learn their Local History.
YOU ARE HERE Curriculum
"So why study history? What is the importance of pursuing knowledge framed in historical context? There is one simple yet durable truth: identity.
The seminal value in embracing history is the discovery of us. History is the microscope in the laboratory of human experience. It helps us understand people and societies and how we as individuals fit into the broad scope of time and place. Beyond the amassed collection of facts and dates, it traces the arc of humanity across the sky of time."
-- Jay Hannah, “A Funny Thing Happened in Line at the Water Fountain,” 2011