Ideas for public programs
   Inviting the community to school

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
Dances
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


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