Living History: Reading, Writing, and Learning in a National Park
Date: April 25, 2013
Summary: What happens when an NWP site teams up with a nearby National Park to create a learning experience for young people? Guests on this episode of NWP Radio talk about engaging summer youth programs for elementary and secondary students inspired by the rich treasures available inside a National Park.
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Rhonda Schier, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Valley Forge National Historical Park , on the goal of the program at her park:
The idea was not only did we immerse them in the resources and the stories and significance of Valley Forge National Park, but then we started to inspire them with those kinds of historical characters and those kinds of exciting stories, so that they could then implement the writing skills they learned as they got more and more familiar with the park. It was a sort of a three-state process of immersion, inspiration, and implementation as these children became literateurs."
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Related Resources Discussed on the Show
- Project Write—Inspire Me!
- Inspire Me! The Power of Words
- Project Write 2013 Application
- Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park
- Green Mountain Writing Project
- Turning Points in American History
- Bookstock Literary Festival