Elmhurst History Project - 2010 Jaffarian Award Winner

Elmhurst History Project

School: Jefferson Elementary School, Elmhurst, IL

Nominated by: Nicolette Vaillancourt, LRC Director

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Program Summary:

The Elmhurst History Project focused on local history while incorporating several disciplines: art, technology, oral and written communication, and research skills. It was the product of collaboration between the school librarians and second grade teachers, where students were encouraged to research and explore the history of their local community, then work with their classmates to create a variety of presentations including written reports, a mural and a podcast.

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Linda Ward-Callaghan presents 2010 Jaffarian Award to Nicolette Vaillancourt Janice Ostrom, Nicolette Vaillancourt, and Linda Ward-Callaghan

Jaffarian Committee Chair Linda Ward-Callaghan presents Jaffarian Committee member Janice Ostrom, Nicolette Vaillancourt,

2010 Jaffarian Award to Nicolette Vaillancourt and Linda Ward-Callaghan

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