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HUEYTOWN, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Third grade teacher Yvonne Hare had that in mind when she applied to the One Class At A Time program.
Hare is the latest winner of a $1,000 grant, and now she’s ready to take her students on a memorable journey of learning.
At North Highland Elementary School, there’s a strong focus on math and English.
But Hare says she didn’t want her children to forget where they came from.
She plans to use the grant money to make sure that history comes alive.
“I will use the money to purchase digital cameras, and my children will actually use those digital cameras to conduct documentaries,” Hare said. “That will tell us about history and they will record pictures and movies and different things.”
She says her students will use both technology and research to complete their projects. She wants them to realize that children, who are just like them, have had a profound impact on history.
Hare points to the students who took part in the Children’s Crusade marching into downtown Birmingham in 1963 to protest racial discrimination.
“We will use different library books and hopefully maybe get out in the community and interview some of our residents of Hueytown who were actually a part of the struggle,” Hare said.
Soon, thanks to her initiative, her students will have a better idea or picture of what the struggle during that time period was all about.
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