History Pin with Grade Threes

A couple of weeks ago, Wallace and I visited Peacock Primary to help the grade three students celebrate the launch of their History Pin project.

I’d been working with them, teaching them to help gather their stories, and then, later, assisting some of them put the stories and pictures online. It was a real joy to work with the students, all of whom were excited, asked lots of questions, and were very polite and courteous!

The Learning Resource Centre (that’s what we old folks call a library) was decked out with stories and pictures printed out, along wth maps indicating where the stories were located. You could tell A LOT of work had been put into the project.

Stories about Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Stories about Happy Valley-Goose Bay

The Labrador History section....love to see Them Days in the schools!!

The Labrador History section….love to see Them Days in the schools!!

Sme stories from Black Tickle and other locales

Some stories from Black Tickle and other locales

Stories from around the province

Stories from around the province

The event was attended by parents and grandparents, and the room was buzzing with excitement as students led their family members (in many cases, their information sources) around the room to show off their work. They were so proud! (And I was so proud of them!)

There were some messages from overseas played, congratulating the students on a job well done--all the way from the UK!

There were some messages from overseas played, congratulating the students on a job well done–all the way from the UK!

Handing out some Them Days

Handing out some Them Days

The students got a copy of Them Days for a job well done.

The students got a copy of Them Days for a job well done.

Handing out more magazines!

Handing out more magazines!

The students were excited to get their own issues of Them Days

The students were excited to get their own issues of Them Days

Handing out a magazine to another young History Pinner. I like this picture because it looks like we're making the same face!

Handing out a magazine to another young History Pinner. I like this picture because it looks like we’re making the same face!

It was a really great project to be involved with, and you can see some of the stories in the upcoming issue of Them Days (currently being printed). You can also check out their History Pin website yourself! Their stories go beyond the streets of Happy Valley, beyond the borders of Labrador, even beyond Canada…it’s very impressive. I even got some good leads for new interviews and ideas for new stories to be expanded upon…so thank you to my youngest Them Days researchers! I have no doubt that at least one of those students will someday work at Them Days…in fact, one student told me that she and her dad are going to write a Them Days-style book someday!

Aimee

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