Sharing Local History?

Do your students sing “Jingle Bells” as the snow starts to fly?


Do you have a plaque in your town like this one in Medford, MA?

Natick, MA, where I live, has one for a small cobbler shop commemorating Vice President Henry Wilson. There’s a middle school named after him, too, I think.

Do your students know about it? Do you include it in your lessons?

Do you and your students know about the ones in neighboring towns?

Have you tried Field Trip, an app for iPhone and Android with an associated Web site?

Should MCSS members begin a project to identify such local landmarks? Would it be a useful resource for Massachusetts students and teachers?

What do you think?




  1. junecoutu says

    I think that this would be a terrific project for students to get involved in. Years ago, I hate to tell you how many, I took part in the celebration of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. At that time students researched their town’s vote on the Constitution, arguments for and against, local issues relevant to the Constitution, and anything else that was relevant to the vote. Why not have students do projects about their town histories, what’s unique about their towns, what are the fun historical “facts,” what monuments/historical buildings/sites are there. All of these could be published on this website. What could be more unique, educational, relevant, and fun.

Speak Your Mind