Wellspring—An Intergenerational Historical Writing Project
Students preserve local history through writing. The students interact with older citizens, share and record their stories, discover the wealth of history in the town, and develop in students pride and a sense of connection to the community.
Students will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of our community.
To help students realize the ways that writing has served as a historical tool, and to understand that through writing individuals have captured and preserved history.
To help students realize their responsibility to contribute to the community in positive ways.To introduce others to the value of the service learning project.
Students will interact with older citizens in order to make intergenerational connections in the community, discover the wealth of history around us, and develop pride in and a sense of connection to our community.
Students will experience the pride of producing a finished book. They will realize the value of their contribution to the community. Finally, they will celebrate the hard work and efforts that made their project possible.