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Card 16 - A Little More Than Just People

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

Grade Level

8th Grade
Four Rivers Charter Public School
Greenfield, MA

Eighth grade students in a rural school created a book to honor the contributions of local citizens to their community. They interviewed adults who contributed to the community through public service, government, church, law enforcement, and charitable work, and created a dedicated page for each person that celebrated his or her contributions, thoughts and stories.

A Little More Than Just People
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Each “Community Cultivator” was interviewed multiple times and the interviews were recorded. Students created transcripts of these recordings and used them to create first-person narratives of each citizen featuring his or her life and contributions. The stories went through peer, teacher and expert critique. Each story is accompanied by a photographic portrait.

This book became a model for schools to create similar publications, honoring the stories of local citizens and unsung heroes.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org

Topic

Grade Level

8th Grade
Four Rivers Charter Public School
Greenfield, MA

Eighth grade students in a rural school created a book to honor the contributions of local citizens to their community. They interviewed adults who contributed to the community through public service, government, church, law enforcement, and charitable work, and created a dedicated page for each person that celebrated his or her contributions, thoughts and stories.

A Little More Than Just People
Click on the image to learn more about this project

Each “Community Cultivator” was interviewed multiple times and the interviews were recorded. Students created transcripts of these recordings and used them to create first-person narratives of each citizen featuring his or her life and contributions. The stories went through peer, teacher and expert critique. Each story is accompanied by a photographic portrait.

This book became a model for schools to create similar publications, honoring the stories of local citizens and unsung heroes.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org

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