In Sharon, Vermont, middle schoolers are doing schoolwork in a cemetery. “An abandoned cemetery is turning into a classroom for middle-schoolers at the Sharon Academy in the Upper Valley. They’re mapping the grave sites, researching the people buried there, and creating a website for genealogists who might not be able to visit the plots in person.”
This makes history real. It gives these students a respect for their community, history, and for the cemetery. I wish all schools had classes like this.
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