Letter-writing saves history

Letter-writing saves history!

In 1863, 1944 and 1961, three people each wrote one letter and thereby saved history for the fourth-graders in November 2013 who were attending a hands-on career day at Jackson’s Northview Elementary.

The Civil War era letter in cursive, the WWII typewritten letter and the 1961 hand-printed letter from New York City rocked the Common Core Standards approach!

We used writing letters as a guide to life skills. I illustrated the ways science, math, social studies and reading are all a part of my job as Director at the Jones Museum as seen through the preservation and use of those letters written during the past 150 years. Also, we worked at reaching conclusions about the letters and the situations of the letter writers as related to Jackson County history.

For 20 minutes, history was alive in that school library through those letters.

Remember, no matter the date or topic, every letter is valuable because it tells a story and contributes to lifelong learning.

So be a superhero and save history.

Hurry and write at least one letter in 2013 and beyond!

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Michelle wrote:
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Sat, March 21, 2015 @ 1:37 PM

2. reinerquotes.com wrote:
Dear DivakarArchaeologically there are many evidences to fix a date earlier than Pallavas to the Chidambram shrine. In an archaeological excavation in Salvankuppam near Mamallapuram a shrine probably dedicated to Muruga was discovered by me and interestingly the shrine is oriented towards north. It is scientifically dated to the beginning of common era and is considered as a temple of pre agamic period. After the prescriptions in Silpa texts the shrines were constructed with orientation towards east or west.Chidambram and Srirangam shrines are oriented towards south indicating their existence in pre agamic period, earlier than the Pal lava era.Continue your search pleaset.satyamurthy

Thu, April 16, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

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