Gerald Mitchell Justice 2015-2016
Recording History: A Collaborative Project with The Stone Heritage Museum
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
This is a collaborative project between Belfry High School’s Kentucky Studies classroom and The Stone Heritage Museum. The objective will be to find ways to encourage students become active participants in the community, state and nation, promoting positive student citizenship. This grant will provide the Kentucky Studies students with adequate technology so that they can work with members of the Stone Heritage Museum to record stories from the people who helped shape our community’s history. Students will have to work with members of the Stone Heritage Museum to determine the scope of work, such as video-taping interviews with community members, creating historical videos of the community, collecting historical photographs, creating promotional videos for the museum or writing and creating documentaries. The data will be permanently housed in the Stone Heritage Museum. Students will also work to enhance a website created for the Stone Heritage Museum by last year’s Kentucky Studies students. This will allow people who cannot physically visit the museum to enjoy the work students create and to help promote and enhance the Stone Heritage Museum.