THE FOLLOWING ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO STUDENTS TO CONDUCT THIS PROJECT. WE ENCOURAGE OTHER HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH OR HISTORY CLASSES TO DO THIS PROJECT IN THAT OVER 3000 WORLD WAR II VETERANS DIE EACH DAY IN AMERICA. HONOR THESE MEN WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH TO HONOR THEIR COUNTRY.
Cairo High School
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:
Students in upper level English will interview Grady County, Georgia veterans of World War II collecting data and photos of both survivors and deceased soldiers who were in the military during 1941-1945. Each student will be assigned at least one veteran, interview the veteran on video tape, compile the information, devise a scrap book for the veteran and then present it on the internet constructing a WEB PAGE for Grady County Veterans of World War II. On November 10, 1999, a banquet will be held by the students in honor of these and any additional veterans and their families who wish to attend. This banquet will be a covered dish affair, held in the Cairo High School Cafeteria, and allow each student to introduce the veteran interviewed and give a speech honoring their veteran. IF POSSIBLE, a small musical presentation will entertain the veterans and a copy of the web page will be given to each veteran. Local recruiters will also be invited to represent the present military. All work compiled from this project including the interview video tape, the written report, and a photo album of the veteran will be presented to the Roddenbery Memorial Library as a permanent display. In addition, the students will participate in a money-making project compiling, publishing, and selling a student directory. Funds from this project will be donated to the National World War II Memorial by Memorial Day. In addition, this project will be publicized in an effort that each county in America will undertake such an endeavor in order for our young people to connect with this older generation, appreciate the sacrifices made by these veterans so that present young people have the freedoms they possess, and complete this work while these men still live. In the future, veterans from the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War likewise will be honored.
OBJECTIVES: Students will:
1. Relate to person who deserves respect
2. Feel comfortable with older people
3. Organize materials to interview a person
4. Raise money for a community project
5. Organize a banquet
6. Speak in public
7. Work cooperatively with teacher, students, and veteran
8. Donate findings to the library
ACADEMIC: Students will:
1. Research a topic
2. Write a ten page report on a topic with MLA documentation and academic language
3. Construct a web page
4. Organize a scrap book
1. Publicize this project in the Cairo Messenger
2. Assign each student to a veteran
3. Give students a sample interview form
4. Prepare students for interaction with veteran
5. Gain permission from parents for student to interview and to view Saving Private Ryan
6. Have speech by Mr. E. Davis about his experiences in the Pacific and advice is getting veterans to talk
7. Have speech by Mr. Ferrell and Mr. Bill Bishop
8. Have students video tape the interview, label it carefully, and document time, place and person interviewed at the beginning of the tape.
9. Have copies of pictures, scan pictures or take pictures with digital camera to be used in both a scrap book to present to the library and on the WEB page.
10. Construct a WEB page honoring the veteran interviewed. This site will be one complete site with an introductory page listing all veterans from Grady County and then dedicating one page each to those participating in this project.
11. Complete the project by November 10 and honor these veterans at a banquet at which the student will introduce and honor the interviewed veteran.
1. Have article in the Cairo Messenger with a request for veteran volunteers--immediately.
2. Give materials to students week of August 14., including a permission slip for parents and veteran.
3. Have speech by Mr. E. Davis on August 16./Mr. Ferrell and Mr. Bishop on August 23.
4. Contact veteran to make arrangements for interview-possibly at the library.-by August 20.
5. Have interview completed by September 15. Ask about patches.
6. Make scrapbook and layout of web page by October 15.
7. Write up report by November 1.
8. Send invitations to banquet by November 1.
9. Be on the NET by November 5 (NOTE: Most of these students will have the internet at home and will be able to construct their portion at home using THE GLOBE.
10. Final plans for the banquet.
11. Have banquet Nov. 10. Students should present scrap book that will be placed in library and copy of web page for approval. (I'd like to have a gift from each student to the veteran-flower or something. If they could find the patch of their unit so we could display the patches in the library too. Have press coverage-maybe even TV.
12. Write thank you notes. Remember these men on their birthdays, Christmas, and maybe graduation.
13. Work on school directory for money making project and sell during lunch.
14. Present money on Memorial Day or before to Local VFW to go toward Veterans' local project.