SOCIAL STUDIES Preserving History; Research, Writing and Preserving Local History

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SOCIAL STUDIES Preserving History; Research, Writing and Preserving Local History

This course is designed to incorporate the study of local history, train students in collection and preservation of historic artifacts, and practice the writing of history for museums and the general public. Guided by facilitators through hands-on local history educational activities and writing/research workshops, students will develop skills critical to research, fieldwork, and writing. Students will also learn the science of preserving and cataloging historic artifacts, beginning with the historic holdings already acquired by the district. Possible experiences students will gain may include the collecting of oral history, job shadowing at local museums, and the writing of student-authored books and/or articles for publication. The course will be team taught by faculty of the social studies and library science departments.

Credit: 0.5

Length: (1) Trimester

Grade Level: 11, 12

Prerequisite: US History

Cum Laude Points: 0

Career Cluster(s):

  • 11
  • 12
  • SOC ST