(Regarding the History of Lucas Project)
Well, somedays I am thrilled to death with the results of new knowledge. I had a guest speaker come in today and oh what a beautiful gift. I even had one student whip out some paper and start taking notes. The guest was Mr. Ed. He was from the historical society of Lucas and he rolled in with a suitcase and bags. One would have thought he was moving in, but I knew it was better than that! He brought documentation and videos and just handed them over to us. Videos people! He brought in VHS tapes, that upon first meeting, I had offered to take them off his hands and make them digital. These are interviews with people who were born around the turn of the century and could answer a lot of the mysteries of yesteryear. Not only that, he brought in hand drawn maps, presentations and photographs of things long gone. He shared stories and explained locations and population movements and on and on. It was like winning the lottery for me. I am not sure yet how my students feel yet, but I am thrilled to death. I can't wait to revisit it in class Friday since we ran out of time today!
A wife, mother, teacher, life-long learner and an avid runner.