Marking History, Making History

How can we as historians uncover and share stories about our community?

Social Studies
Key Content
historical perspective taking, primary sources
Black and white image of a town with dirt road with early aged automobiles

Students research the history of their home community or region and use primary source materials to learn about the experiences and perspectives of multiple community members (e.g., indigenous people, immigrants, colonists, enslaved people, people of different class backgrounds) in relation to particular events. Students use what they learn to create an interactive tour of digital historical markers that document and share the multiple (and sometimes conflicting) histories that coexist in their local community.