savinghistory

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM

            On any given day and in any corner of the world, people are gathered. Coming together with somber heart at the departing of a loved one, or in celebration of a new life begun, the gathering spawns memories.  Our minds and thoughts race to a time past, things said, actions taken and events experienced. Living in that moment it is often difficult to grasp the historic nature of our day to day lives; truly the life we live today will be history tomorrow. For all the historic volumes we study they are but a small portion of the actual record of events. The rest of the records and their significance, maintained in the memory of our lives will fade. Fortunately there is a way to keep this wealth of information before it is lost forever and the best candidates for the task are our current history students. By connecting the experiences of people with the learning objectives of students, we can illuminate historic events in an engaging manner that will help preserve their record for future generations. I’ve begun to focus on creating a learning environment that fosters collaboration between eye witnesses to historic events and current history students. The resulting partnership will help advance the boundaries of historic learning and encourage students to record their own life experiences which will in turn become a historic record for future generations.  Remember, you’ve made history today. Be sure to save it.

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