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Title: Local History Project


Summary

Local History is the history of our home places which can also include the history of our families, descriptions of traditions, country cuisine and folklore.


Description

The Local History Project is a teacher-directed collaborative project in which students research the history of their communities and share their findings with their global peers. The Local History Project serves the goals of iEARN and enables the youth and teachers to collaborate locally and globally, using IC technologies to enhance learning and make a difference in their own communities and around the world.

The goal of the project:
- To teach students to care about the place they live, appreciate historical and cultural environment, to care and respect older generations, to understand and appreciate a historical heritage of the past and the present.
- To create background of their own history and enhance awareness of the significance of local history to students’ present lives.
- To develop research skills using a variety of sources such as interviews, letters, diaries, blogs and books.
- To form and develop academic skills, thinking, reasoning and teamwork skills.
- To form and develop key foreign language competencies and skills.
- To develop ICT skills
-At the end of the projects students make a project board and present their project at school and share their ideas with their peers

Students conduct research about the history of their local communities and then share their findings in the form of essays, power point presentations, art and photos in an on-line forum


Facilitators

  • Rimma Zhukova, Russia
  • Shukufa Najafova, Azerbaijan

Languages

Russian, English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Sep 15 2017 - Jun 15 2018

Possible classroom activities

Writing essays and making power point presentations and sharing them on the project forum; discussions on the project forum to learn more about the local history issues of project partners; sharing photos and art representing cultural diversity of project participants, traditions, country cuisine and folklore; live sessions via Skype.


Expected outcomes

Students will create school sites or blogs; publish booklets or magazines; organize art or photo exhibitions at their schools, students make a project board and present their project at school and share their ideas with their peers.

Project participants will get a Certificate of Participation.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

When students of different ages living apart explore and conduct research of their own home place, learn the history of their families and settlements, they contribute to their general knowledge of cultures and traditions. If they write to their peers in a foreign language, their motivation is increased. This project will also develop and enhance 21 st century skills.


Curriculum area

Social Studies, Language Arts


Related links


Attachments

58_LocalHistoryBooklet-2011-2012.pdf Local History Project Brochures 2011-2012
59_Local_History_Russian_version_2011-2012.pdf Local History Project Description in Russian