II. Goals/Standards

The main goal of our project was to encourage students to extend their classroom learning in a way that built bridges and benefited our local community. In line with our school focus of being a community-based institution, we made it our goal to form new relationships with our local Lummi Indian Nation and descendents of local settlers’ families. The following are our specific project learning objectives for our students:

  1. Students will be able to examine local history and prepare for interview writing activities by reading and discussing primary historical sources from our community members and their ancestors. (ex: “A Pioneer’s Search for an Ideal Home” by local settler Phoebe Goodell Judson)
    • Washington State Reading EALRs: 2.1.4; 2.2.4
    • Washington State History EALRs: 1.1.3a, 1.1.3b
  2. Students will be able to prepare culturally sensitive and historically appropriate interview questions by working with others in small groups.
    • Washington State Communication EALRs: 2.3.1; 2.3.2
    • Washington State Writing EALR: 2.1.1
    • Washington State History EALR: 1.3.3
  3. Students will be able to engage in accurate and relevant conversations about local history through interviews with local Lummi Nation residents and descendents of local settlers with help of digital recording and note-taking.
    • Washington State Communication EALRs: 1.1.1; 1.2.1; 2.1.1; 2.2.2; 3.3.1
    • Washington State History EALRs: 2.1.3 and possibly 2.2.3
  4. Students will be able to write a complete and accurate narrative (in a small group) and personal reflections of their experiences by examining their notes/recordings and doing individual observations of their progress.
  5. Students will be able to make new connections and build stronger relationships in our community for Windward High School through personal and interactive interviews.
    • Washington State Communication EALRs: 2.3.1; 2.3.2

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