Heather Congdon Memorial Grant: Learning All About Communities

  • School Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicants: Jennifer La Forte, Lead Teacher
  • School: Morley
  • Subjects: Social Studies

Morley second graders will experience "What Makes a Community," an interactive session at the CT Historical Society. The visit complements and underscores our district's social studies and civics curriculum, specifically in regards to map skills, citizenship and the role of community helpers. Students will create a new town, learn about how life from long ago differs from today, and explore ways that young people can be good citizens and contribute to their community. The visit will also acquaint students with the treasures of the CT Historical Society, established nearly 200 years ago and one of the oldest in the nation. This collection of 4 million manuscripts and artifacts will serve as a resource for students as they advance through history and civics education for years to come.

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