This project is designed to explore your town's local history. It was designed by me for Proctor, MN. It includes a very detailed description of each chapter for the final product, a book created by the entire class. All you have to do as a teacher is replace Proctor with your town and tweak the chapters to fit some of your local history. The packet also includes separate student and teacher gradesheets and detailed procedures for each student. Each student has an important role and they are graded on the final product and their contribution to that project. Thsi project has been a highlight of teaching History for me. It brings History home!
Objective: To create a high quality booklet about the history of your local town/city. Students will work together to gather information, check facts, and to create and distribute the booklet.
Chapters will include the following:
Pre-history – the geological history of (Your town or City)
Native American history – what Native Americans inhabited the land and how did they live
Explorer history – who founded this area?
Territorial history – The (State or Territory) and(Your town or City) place in the ______ Territory
________ as a state - The creation of (Your town or City) as a village
History of Mayors – a listing of (Your town or City) mayors and their descriptions
Famous People of(Your town or City) – A list and description of the most prominent people in (Your town or City) history
Famous Moments in (Your town or City) History – From rumors of a bank robbery to a visit from a president…
(Your town or City) and (A Major business) – from the beginning to Present
Educational History – the tale of (Your town or City) – Academics, Athletics, and Arts
Business History – the story of (Your town or City) businesses with their descriptions and locations
Snapshots of (Your town or City) – What was happening in (Your town or City) during the following historical times?
Turn of the Century - 1900
World War One
The Great Depression
World War Two
The Persian Gulf War
The Turn of the Century – 2000
Timeline of (Your town or City) – setting up a timeline of the creation of the village to the present
The future of (Your town or City) – a look into (Your town or City) and where it is going to be in the future