Project Based Learning
This year we are planning on writing two books. We are hoping to partner with the Highlands and interview the Veterans who live there to create Veterans' Voices II: The Stories of the Veterans at the Pittsford Highlands. Our second book will be in partnership with author and historian Vicki Masters Profitt. We will be researching and writing about historic buildings in Pittsford, and the businesses that have occupied them over time. This project will use many primary source documents as part of our research. We will work with Ms. Lubbers to learn about arcitecture. All of our work will also be used to create a walking tour using the app PocketSites. More info coming as the school year starts!
Both projects can be ordered through our Shutterfly Share Site - email me for more information.
We completed two augmented reality books during the 17-18 school year. Veterans' Voices was an amazing experience that touched so many. Click the picture of the book to go to our page for that project.
Our second book, Eight Brave Civil War Soldiers of Pittsford Cemetery, was completed in partnership with author and historican, Mrs. Vicki Masters Profitt. We reserached eight soliders using census records, old newspapers, muster role abstracts, diaries and other sources. We did our best to tell how these soldiers contributed to our nation through their service, and then how many contributed to our community after the war. We entered it in the NYS Archives Student Reserach Awards Contest and will hear in September how we did.
Our 2016-2017 Project
Honoring Those Who Serve
An augmented reality book that tells about ways we honor our veterans, along with interviews with some of our local veterans. This book is dedicated to the American Legion Ryson-Miller Post 899.
Click the file link below to view our AMAZING Erie Canal book project from Spring 2016!!