Leaders in Learning: Hands on History


Subjects: Social Studies, Technology
Grade Level: 9-12

Hands on with History

Paul LaRue has two strong beliefs that are borne out of 26 years experience in the classroom. The first is that every community has a history. And the second is that, with access to primary source materials and a bit of technology, a teacher can turn that history into powerful lessons for  students that have in impact well beyond the classroom.  This Ohio teacher has his students investigating local history, searching archival records, and helping archeologists to build a unique understanding their community’s past, present, and future.  Projects exploring an old African American settlement and mapping a cemetery have brought history to life for students and won LaRue several awards.


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