5th Grade Students Complete a Heritage Project

Beginning in early January, 5th grade students began creating videos about an aspect of their heritage. Over winter break, students interviewed a family member that was the greatest distance from their age. They used those answers to their interview questions to write an essay comparing and contrasting their life to the life of the person they interviewed. In the music room, students used the iPads in the school’s iPad cart to record themselves reading their essay and added music in the background using the app Garageband. Students then transferred their recordings onto the computers in the computer lab to add to their video. Students were also encouraged to ask for pictures from the person they interviewed that showed aspects of that person’s life, as well as bring in pictures from their own lives. Students used iMovie to put all of the different pieces together to tell their story. Students showcased their hard work by inviting family to school on April 2, 3 and 6 to view the completed projects in a culminating event.

5th grade students Kael Shipman and AJ Brown watch Camden Hook's Heritage project on the iPad.

Kael Shipman and AJ Brown watch Camden Hook’s heritage project on the iPad.

5th graders Isabelle Schad and Mallory Metzger watch Sophie Reed's project on the iPad.

Isabelle Schad and Mallory Metzger watch Sophie Reed’s project on the iPad.

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