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Re: Query: Local History Camp for Middle School Students

How fun!

I haven't been involved in a similar camp, but I think a digital history project could be an interesting way to combine engagement with scholarship. The campers will also have tangible evidence of their history/public history experience, which they can then share with friends and family.

Query: Local History Camp for Middle School Students

I am directing a five-day local history camp this summer in partnership with a community organization, and I am wondering whether anyone in this network has been involved in a similar camp and could recommend engaging activities or lesson plans. The campers (10 middle school students) will take field trips every day to local historical sites and museums related to local struggles for human rights (abolition and African American civil rights, women's rights, and First Nation sovereignty issues and rights).

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