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Oral history enriches the classroom in countless ways, from enhancing student understanding of historical events to helping students learn new research and writing skills.  Oral history also teaches students how to think critically and raises awareness about the importance of the past.
"A Project of Remembrance" provides students with an opportunity to honor and observe 9/11, and to promote a project of caring and memory within their own community.  Students are able to feel a strong sense of connection to their community and give back to that community,  in a highly personal way.
INSTRUCTOR:  Mrs. Edna Bercaw
                         7th/8th grade ELA
STANDARDS:  CCSS RI.7.5  Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
                       CCSS W.7.2  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
                       CCSS W.7.3  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
                       CCSS W.7.4  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
                       CCSS W.7.6  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
                       CCSS W.7.7  Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
                       CCSS SL.7.1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 7/8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
                       CCSS SL.7.4  Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples;  use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
                      CCSS.SL.7.5  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.