A dude, a doll, and dream to teach history
Remember the great feeling when your teacher announced that you were going on a field trip and how nice it was to get out of the classroom, even to just go to the park down the street?
When I was in the 4th grade, my teacher took us on a Civil War tour of our hometown. We toured a home that had been caught in the middle of a battle and we were led to a door in the back that still had a bullet hole in it from the fighting. I stood there staring at it and ran my finger along the rough lines. Instantly transfixed, I was hooked on history.
Through the founding of One if by Land Adventures, I want to recreate that experience virtually for students and anyone interested by providing live and webisode field trips via the One if by Land website.
Imagine being able to interview archaeologists conducting the dig at Jamestown or marching in the footsteps of those that fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. One if by Land will provide an interactive experience that goes way beyond standard textbook, by taking the students to the site.
Each field trip will feature customized downloadable materials designed specifically for each historic site, along with special activities designed for each site.
Now what will your contribution actually do? Your generous contribution will allow me to actually build the site and provide the start that I actually need to get this dream realized. It is my intention to provide an invaluable resource to teachers, students, and anyone who wants to learn something new. After all, we never stop learning do we?
What is with the doll?
Years ago, little Paul Revere was given to me by a student. Throughout my travels, he has been my one constant traveling buddy and has provided the framework for multiple lessons in class. Traveling companions have come and gone, but little Paul is always up for a photo opportunity.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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BOSTON COMMONER: A thank you email from little Paul and the amazing feeling that you helped history come alive for a new generation of students and those that love history.Estimated delivery:
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THE DAWES DEVOTEE: My deep gratitude and a special thank you postcard from one of little Paul Revere's favorite historic sites.Estimated delivery:
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PRESCOTT PATRIOT: My deepest gratitude, a special thank you postcard from one of little Paul's favorite historic sites, and a FLAT Paul to escort you on your own historical journeys.Estimated delivery:
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REVERE ROYALTY: All of the above plus a photograph of Paul from one of your favorite historic sites, that is if he has been there.Estimated delivery:
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CERTIFIED MIDNIGHT RIDER: All of the above with the exception that "Postcards from Paul" will be the hardcover edition. Great coffee table book!Estimated delivery:
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