This is the fifth of several posts that will talk about an epic Holocaust writing project that we are embarking on. Too much for just one post, so enjoy. Click here to read the previous post.
Spread it Like Wildfire
- Collection jugs set up in area businesses.
- Send letters to other businesses asking for a donation.
- Sell wristbands that read “100 SOULS HONORED” for $1.00.
- Two students worked together to write an article for the local paper. They even emailed the Editor and asked for some help! The Editor was glad to come in.
- Two students scripted a radio commercial and recorded it. They emailed the owner of the local radio station and had it aired a few times a day for a week.
- Three students designed silicone bracelets and got price quotes. They discovered a website that allowed them to buy 100 for $50 and get another 100 free! The bracelets arrived early and will be sold for a $1.00 each at school.
- Several students designed posters and asked to hang them up in the window of area businesses.
- Four students used Google Docs to draft one letter to area businesses asking for a donation. They tailored the greeting to each business. If a business donates, they get their picture taken saying how many souls they are honoring. Those pictures end up on the website.
|The ad that appeared at the local movie theater
before the previews.
- One student is in the process of working with a graphic designer on designing a website using either Google Sites or WordPress. The website should be coming in the next week.
- One group produced a script and storyboard to create a promo video about the project.
- Three students designed an ad that appeared before the previews at our local movie theater.
- The timing of this project was perfect for our local St. Patrick’s Day parade. They created posters and designed the layout for our part of the parade. A picture of them even ended up in the paper! We had some students taking donations from the crowd while others passed out 200 flyers with information.
This picture ended up in the local paper.
- Here at school, two students came up with special days for all students to participate in, including Sunglasses Day, iPod Permission Day, and Hat Day. For each day, any student that wants to be permitted to participate, must pay $1.00. The two students even had to talk with the principal to get these days ok’d.
|A collection jug is set up
at the local coffee shop.
- I spoke with the local Culligan dealer to see if we could use 10 empty jugs for our collection at businesses. He agreed. A handful of students then had to create posters to put with each jug.
- I, myself, wanted to capture our progress for my own purposes. But one student recommended creating a YouTube channel to show everyone else what we’re doing. The videos then can be spread through Facebook and Twitter.
A Bump vs. a Dead End
In my next post, I will be sharing how I went about assessing a project like this. After all, academics need to be at the forefront of all projects within the class.