Jenkins:Then and Now
Our innovation grant will go toward a placed based learning project with the goal to create a virtual tour of Jenkins, Ky. Our focus will be to examine how immigration impacted every aspect of Jenkins KY, from the structure of the city, jobs and even the leisure lives of those who lived her long ago. This project will have students in upper elementary (5th grade) collaborating with high schoolers in a joint effort to learn of our towns past and to correlate the past with the present and future of Jenkins. The fifth graders research will focus on the countries of origin of those who immigrated to Jenkins and the cultural aspects they brought with them. We aim to understand how the immersion of one culture into a new country affected the overall culture of Jenkins going forward. To do this we will incorporate maps, census data, and primary sources including interviews, newspaper clippings & resources found at the Coal Museum.