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It is important to view schools as part of a larger community and to show students the value of the world around them outside the classroom. Students should come to see the places, people, and events in their neighborhoods as great resources. These people, places, and events can teach students about the past, the present, and maybe even the future. Students also have their personal interests and values in these greater communities. In turn, it is important for students to be able to share those interests with their classmates and teachers.
The project I have planned for my students is a community interest project that would incorporate much of what we have learned in social studies and language arts this year. My third grade students from Chicago, Illinois have been studying their city and their neighborhood in social studies and have worked on writing a great deal in language arts. This project would have them combine those subject areas. Students would each be given a disposable camera to take pictures of objects, people, places, and events in their neighborhood that they value. Those pictures would then be used to create a book where students would write about the photographs explaining why these things are important and valuable to them.
This project would be a hands on, visual, personal way for students to explore themselves and their greater community. It would be an engaging project that they students would be able to keep for years and years to come.
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