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ICSS 2012 presentation


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ICSS 2012 presentation

  1. 1. Uncovering the History of a CommunityDavid McMullen Cindy AlcarazSherrie Pardieck Mary Ann Hanlin Dean Cantú Chris HerridgeBradley University Katie Janovetz Elmwood School District
  2. 2. Why Study a Community?  enhances performance in interdisciplinary learning, team participation, and presentation skills.  involves students with their families, neighborhoods, and the community around them, and increases civic awareness.  builds self-esteem and pride in self, community, and cultural heritage.
  3. 3. Why Study a Community?  providesan opportunity for students to contribute to their community in meaningful ways.  fostersawareness and tolerance of cultural diversity.  encourages the interpretation, synthesis, and evaluation of various kinds of cultural information.
  4. 4. Why Study a Community? developstechnological expertise and skills with documentary equipment. promotes school-community partnerships. offers learning opportunities that value each students life and experiences.
  5. 5. Conducting aCommunity History Project Study other community history projects Gather information Design the project Collect documentation Complete the product
  6. 6. Conducting aCommunity HistoryProject:Study other projects American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers Project, 1936-1940 Explore Your Community: A Community Heritage Poster for the Classroom Learning About Immigration Through Oral History Local Legacies Oral History and Social History Locate research guides Locate primary sources
  7. 7. Conducting aCommunity HistoryProject:Design the Project  Discuss the types of local landmarks, traditions and customs that could be project subjects  Create a concept map with the community at the center to help decide which topics to include in the final product  Divide work assignments
  8. 8. Conducting aCommunity HistoryProject:Collect Documentation  Investigate, collect and document (full references) primary sources (photos, documents, newspapers, books, maps, etc.)  Capture the community with photographs and video  Conduct interviews with area residents
  9. 9. Student Research Teams
  10. 10. Examining Primary Sources
  11. 11. Primary Sources on Microfiche
  12. 12. Conducting aCommunity HistoryProject:Complete the Product Digitize all primary sources Write a script that tells a story Assemble the final product as a multimedia presentation with narration, titles, etc. Create movie posters advertising the documentary
  13. 13. Digitizing Primary Sources
  14. 14. Sample video
  15. 15. Special Thanks to Bradley University Dominican University Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Council for Social Studies National-Louis University
  16. 16. Questions?David McMullen mcmullen@bradley.eduSherrie Pardieck sherrie@bradley.eduDean Cantú dcantu@bradley.eduCindy Alcaraz calcaraz@elmwood322.comMary Ann Hanlin ma_j_h@hotmail.comChris Herridge cherridge@elmwood322.comKatie Janovetz