Heritage Snapshots

Here is a short movie demonstrating one piece of my classroom literacy program.  This project takes place, last quarter–and takes the entire semester to complete.  Students discuss cultural elements, research their own culture (site references), write and create heritage snapshots, and publish these.

We then do a drum circle, and listen to each other as they share what they have learned about their own culture and related feelings.

After, we open a grand museum, students dress up in clothing reflecting their culture, take the vow of piece–invite the rest of the school, who must take the vow–then, students share artifacts and findings from their research and that of their classmates.

After, there is a debriefing, followed by flag making for a flag ceremony.

This project is adapted and augmented from work I studied in college, under Professor Tonya Huber.

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