Contributor’s Name: Phillip Roebuck
Students start out spending a day in the neighborhoods of OTR and the West End, learning about their history from local experts. They then split into neighborhood groups and spend two days getting to know their own neighborhoods better, engaging in community service, and recording footage to make a video tour or documentary that tells the story of their neighborhood. The last day is spent back at school editing and finalizing videos and then showing them.
Geared Towards tenth
Curriculum: Curriculum – Other,Curriculum – Group Initiatives,Curriculum – Social Studies
Kick off: How has my neighborhood shaped me?
Seminar Title: Here comes the neighborhood
Group Initiative: Lava Pit
Project: Neighborhood Project
Discussion Topics: Neighborhood history, gentrification, social justice, empowerment, community service, valorization
Outside Opportunity: Intersession – n/a