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  • Joy McCracken LIBS 6042 East Carolina University Spring 2010 S.W. Snowden in Aurora, North Carolina
    • Projects
    • A slide show chronicling what was researched at the local museum concerning school history.
    • Creating a Wikipedia article about the history of our school.
    • Creating a brochure to showcase the town.
    • Creating a teacher sponsored web-site that showcases the town.
  • Project 1: Research from the Local History Museum
    • The librarian gained the trust and the key from a local business woman to visit the site for research for herself and her students.
    • This museum is open on a very limited basis.
    • It is the location of the old town jail. The building was built in 1949.
  • Two Schools
    • This is the main display for the history of the schools in the Aurora area.
    • Until 1964 there were two separate schools, one for whites and one for African Americans.
  • The White School
    • This building served both elementary and high school students and was first built in the 1940’s. It no longer exists.
    • The building to the far right was just torn down in December of 2009.
    • The earliest documentation of Aurora High School in the museum is a picture of the new gym from 1928.
    • A new high school building serving K-12 was built in the 1960’s. This building is now the 6-8 part of the current S.W. Snowden.
  • The African American School
  • This school was finally renamed for S.W. Snowden In 1970. By that time, it was the K-8 school for both blacks and whites.
  • The Two Schools Merge in 1965 The white K-12 school thus became the 6-12 school and the African American K-12 school became the K-5 school for all of Aurora’s students.
  • 1965-Present Day
    • In 1966 The Aurora School had a new lunchroom built.
    • The Aurora School was renamed for S.W. Snowden in 1970.
    • A new library was added to the elementary school in 1992.
    • In 1999 Aurora High School became Aurora Middle School. The high school students thus began attending the brand new Southside High School located 20 miles west.
    • In 2007 S.W. Snowden was closed and an addition was made to Aurora Middle School to house K-5 students. The school is now known as S.W. Snowden and serves K-8 students.
  • Kids Use To Drive Buses!
  • High School Kids In The 1940’s
  • Until the 1950’s this is all that made the yearbook to represent the elementary part of the K-12 school. The yearbook was mainly about grades 9-12.
  • Why did Aurora High School Celebrate this? Were they some sort of cheerleaders?
  • Look at their hair!
  • Wow, phone numbers were so much simpler.
  • They used lots of tools based on circles and wood.
  • WOW!! We use to have a train!
  • This was here way before the Piggly Wiggly.
  • Aurora use to be busy!
  • Aurora had a hotel!
  • Project 2: Wikipedia Article Several after school sessions were required to review and collate material gathered from old scrapbooks kept by the two schools. One student typed on the screen while other students filled in the time line. Two students eventually compiled the timeline into a text entry and it was submitted by the librarian. The first submission was targeted with several concerns by the Wikipedia staff. Since editing cannot occur at school, (functions of Wikipedia are blocked by the county filter; one can only view Wikipedia documents) the librarian reviewed the article with students and made the changes at home. See the article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.W._Snowden
  • Students Researching for Wikipedia Article
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  • Project 4: Website http://joymccracken.com/