The Keene Valley Library has added a teacher’s guide to the “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are” and “OurStoryBridge: Connecting the Past and the Present” websites.
The guide is designed for teachers in the Adirondacks, New York State, and across the United States.
The guide consists of a How To section outlining how to use the websites’ stories for lessons in any school in any community; the Story Selection Chart, a tool to match stories with specific high school courses; the Story Summaries, brief synopses of the 180 stories currently available; and the Sample School Assignment.
Brad Hurlburt, Keene Central School teacher and liaison to Adirondack Community, helped create the Teacher’s Guide.
Adirondack Community is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes 3- to 5-minute audio stories and related photographs from town of Keene community members. This online platform shares the social and cultural history of this community located in the Adirondack Mountains. The stories and podcasts have relevance beyond the community’s borders, in any classroom.
OurStoryBridge is a free resource and tool kit for producing a crowdsourced, community story project and is designed to help libraries and other organizations create their own story projects using Adirondack Community as a model.
For more information on Adirondack Community and OurStoryBridge, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 353-6372.