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Monday, February 28, 2005

Corvallis Community Heritage Project
Corvallis High School

Phil Leonardi, Project Director
Corvallis High School
PO Box 700
Corvallis, MT 59828

Class or classes in which Project will be completed: Heritage Geography, 9th grade

Total number of students participating: 20

Research Questions

Who am I and who are those that came before me?
-How do I fit into the picture of this ‚Äúplace‚Ä? geographically?

Who were the people that came to this place long before me and what physical and cultural challenges did they face in shaping the place that I call home today?


How has the physical and cultural landscape been altered overtime?
-What lasting impacts do these alterations have on my community?

What influences in my life will impact the future of my community, state, nation, and world?

Timeline of Activities

September-October
Who am I and who are those that came before me?
-How do I fit into the picture of this ‚Äúplace‚Ä? geographically?
1.  Geo-Portraits
2.  Our collective history as a community

October-December
Who were the people that came to this place long before me and what physical and cultural challenges did they face in shaping the place that I call home today?
1.  Homesteading:  Programs impact on Montana
a.  National program having local impacts
b.  Specific Mapping of Location
c.  Migration patterns
d.  The stark reality
2.  Native Creation Stories:  Modern Myth
3.  Postcards from the Prairie:  Evelyn Cameron
4.  Wollaston’s Homesteading
5.  PBS:  Frontier House
6.  Journaling:  Challenges the modern pioneer has faced
7.  Tombstone Rubbing
8.  Archival Research

December-February
How has the physical and cultural landscape been altered overtime?
-What lasting impacts do these alterations have on my community?
1.  Journaling
a.  Dating
b.  Traditions
c.  Pride
2.  Then/Now:  Iconography; Historic Mapping
3.  Population Explosion
4.  Falsehoods
a.  Sensationalistic Advertising
b.  Stark realities
-Education
-Crime
-Occupation
-Industry
-Society
5.  Quilting:  A means of creating a visual representation
6.  Displacement of Natives and other people(s)
7.  Oral Interviewing:  Getting the story from the eyewitness
a.  The Overarching Question:  -What is sacred?
b.  What local, state, national, and international impacts?
-Local Narrative
-Historic patterns

March-June
What influences in my life will impact the future of my community, state, nation, and world?
1.  My Community:  What was it?  What is it?  The Corvallis Minute
2.  My Family:  How have they shaped me?  Genealogy
a.  Personal Portfolio
b.  Personal Narrative

3.  Sharing of Information: 
a.  Heritage Night
b.  Student Conference
c.  Publishing

Funds requested

September-October

This period’s activities include the purchase of art supplies and student journals. 
Estimated costs:  $200.00

October-December

This period’s activities include the purchase of a classroom set of Out of the Dust, 30 minute maps of the Fallon, MT area, class set of orienteering compasses, art supplies associated with tombstone rubbings, modern creation myths, and microfilm copies supplied by the Ravalli County Museum. 
Estimated costs:  $400.00

December-February

This period’s activities require the purchase a new photographic quality printer for Then/Now, five rolls of microfilm from the Western News in the time period of the 1930’s, professional quilting, audio/video tapes for oral interviewing, replacement of broken lapel microphone.
Estimated Costs:  $1900.00

March-June

This period’s expenses include the purchase of student portfolios, video tapes for Personal Tales, travel to the Heritage Conference, and refreshments for the yearly Heritage Night.
Estimated Costs:  $500.00

Total Estimated Costs:  $3000.00

Total requested: $3000

Resources pledged by School District

All travel for field experiences:  $600.00
Replacement laser cartidges for printing:  $200.00
Mapping software:  $150.00
Purchase of GPS unit:  $200.00

Total:  $1150.00

Culminating Event or Product

Culminating Event

All classroom and fieldwork for Heritage Geography is sequential but must stand on its own merits.  Assignments are desgined to be shared with others in a variety of forms including public displays at local businesses, presentations to local groups through the Ravalli County Museum, and a yearly “Heritage Night” for our community during the month of May.  This does not include the importance of the Youth Festival in April where my student’s work is presented to others involved with the Montana Heritage Project.

Assurances. The School Administration assures that the school will: (1) Support the educational goals listed on the Montana Heritage Project home page (http://www.edheritage.org); (2) Provide the Montana Heritage Project Director with data as needed for project evaluation; (3) Provide time as needed for teacher inservice, curriculum development, and instructional planning to implement the project as described in this application; (4) Allow teachers listed as team members in this application release time to attend a two-day Summit Conference in Helena in February and a 2-day Student Conference in April; (5) Support staff members in writing and speaking about the Montana Heritage Project in professional and community settings; (6) Support the development of connections to the community as described in this application; (7) Show district support of at least $1000 (or, if the grant request is for less than $1000, district support equal to the amount requested). Indirect costs can be used as part of the district support.

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