email stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers are invited to submit essays for consideration for Heritage Education magazine, the edheritage website, or for books of teaching guidelines. Articles should be from 500-2500 words, written in a personal, first-person voice. Virtually any topic that might be interesting or useful to another teacher considering projects with a local focus will be considered, including thoughts on such general topics as incorporating heritage education into various disciplines, handling assessment, etc.
Asking Broad Questions
"Getting a Heritage Project Started"
"Uses of Essential Questions, Unit Questions, and Guiding Questions"
Researching Local History
"How to Organize Student Teams and Get Them Working Together"
"Finding and Preserving Hidden Treasures in the Community"
"Using Historical Fiction to Prepare Students for Local Research"
Documenting the Present
"Descriptions of Specific Projects"
"Collaborations with Other Agencies"
Creating Final Products
"Getting From Knowledge to Understanding"
"Encouraging a Service Ethic Among Students"
"Staging A Community Open House"
"Creating an Online Community Archives"
"Creating a Historical Pageant"
"Publishing and Selling Community Histories"
"Teaching Moments" can be anywhere from one paragraph to 1000 words. They should describe one of those moments of insight, when a student or parent says something, or an activity occurs, that build the faith and sustain the commitment of teachers trying to connect their classes with their communities. They should be written in first-person.