Swan Meadow School

Oakland, MD

Grades 6-8, Social Studies
Partner(s): Kara Rogers Thomas, Robert D. Whetzel
Innovation Grant
2006, Fall

About this Grantee

To increase appreciation for regional history and culture, students conduct interviews with members of the local Amish and Mennonite community; the students collect stories, recipes, music poetry, quilting and weaving techniques, farming practices, and Pennsylvania Dutch vocabulary. Using these interviews, Ms. Rees-Gilbert, Dr. Thomas, Mr. Whetzel, and their students create a nonfiction reference book and an educational packet with hands-on activities for the local schools and libraries to teach Garrett County and Maryland histories.

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