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Teachers and community members can help young community members explore and contribute to their cultural heritage by arranging learning expeditions that include the ALERT processes.

The Heritage Project is an educational initiative that began as a partnership between the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Montana Historical Society, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Teachers work with these cultural agencies and with their communities to conduct learning expeditions that explore large and enduring questions through the medium of local knowledge.

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Ideas for public programs

A list of public events schools can use to bring the community together to celebrate their shared cultural heritage.

Round-table discussions
Guided walks
Historic building tours
Dedication ceremonies
Recognition dinners
Historic-menu meals
Fashion shows
Re-created historic events and games
Exhibits and fairs
Fish-bowl interviews for the community to see
PowerPoint presentations of student work
Book signings for your essays of place
Readers’ theaters
Book discussions
Individual programs for civic groups and senior centers
Plays and musicals
Community quizzes/history bees/history game shows
How-to workshops on doing oral history, researching local newspapers, documenting historic buildings

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 12/23 at 04:22 PM

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State Heritage Projects

Support for Expeditions

Landmarks for Schools

The Digital Classroom (National Archives)

A Biography of America with Primary Documents (Annenberg)

A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents (University of Oklahoma School of Law)

Words and Deeds in American History Chronological list of primary documents (Library of Congress)

Civics Timeline American history timeline with primary documents (National Endowment for the Humanities)

American Journeys Eyewitness accounts of historical expeditions by the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day

Expeditions (National Geographic)

Radio Documentaries American RadioWorks