Findings: Impact On Teachers
Teachers were asked to spontaneously tell the
evaluator: What was the most valuable thing
that you gained/learned/experienced as part of
Project LOCAL? Their responses follow.
- I learned the
power of local history in engaging students;
the fun of watching students be historians.
- Use of local
history to create exciting projects that
create learning, understanding and interest
in local history and how it affects people
- I learned that
primary sources make classes more
interesting and real to students. I also
gained more confidence and experience with
- Ability to
recognize and interpret raw data.
- Looking at primary
sources and thinking of them from more than
one point of view.
- Learned how to
access more primary sources and met
colleagues with similar passions.
- Using primary
sources in planning history lessons. Also
networking with other teachers in district
and through Shore network.
- Learn about this
community from other teachers and community
contacts made during the project.
- Networking and
collaborating with colleagues at other
levels, e.g. opportunity for HS teachers who
are subject experts to collaborate with
generalist elementary level teachers who
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