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Students Working in Local Historic Preservation

November 15, 2010

I found this article on the Teachinghistory.org site. I thought this type of a project [collaboration with an historic preservation department] a wonderful way to teach local history, especially in tribal communities. The site is also filled with history teaching materials.

Roseanne Lichatin, author of this particular article writes, “History comes alive when students volunteer at their local historical society museum and they learn the art and value of historical preservation. This service-learning project bridges the needs of a museum that was understaffed with the opportunity for students to practice being historians.” Lichatin goes on to describe how she was able to collaborate with the historical society by outlining a thoughtful step-by step process. More…

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