In their session at the Library of Congress Sources Conference, Leveraging Historical Sources and Sites in Place based Education, Meghan Malone '24 and Sam Martin '24 bridged their course-embedded research to a second experiential learning opportunity.
Undergraduate students Meghan Malone ’24 and Sam Martin ’24 presented their course-embedded research project on place-based learning at the Library of Congress Sources Conference in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Malone and Martin are teacher candidates majoring in elementary education in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education. They developed this project in the Elementary Social Studies Methods course, with their faculty mentor, Lisa Buchanan, associate professor of education.
Together with group members Ally Shibata ’24 and Eliza Witt ’24, they developed a comprehensive place-based learning project focused on the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Through the project, students visited the museum, met with Dillon Tyler, the education curator, analyzed primary and secondary historical sources, and designed student learning engagements for grades 3-5. The project is part of the larger course learning outcome focused on centering place, community engagement and experiential learning in social studies pedagogy.
In their session, Leveraging Historical Sources and Sites in Place based Education, Malone and Martin bridged their course-embedded research to a second experiential learning opportunity, presenting their research at a scholarly conference. The presentation, attended by classroom teachers, university faculty and social studies specialists, explored historical sites as archives of inquiry, featured primary sources archived by the Library of Congress, and walked participants through four concrete engagements for before, during and after historical site visits.
To learn more about the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, visit https://www.sitinmovement.org/.