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Wondering who might be the next Ken Burns? the next Lynn Novick? You might find her at St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas, where seventh grade students are hooked by history when they dive deep into family stories. Students conduct an oral history interview of an older family member and use that new knowledge as a point of departure to research and produce a short historical documentary film. As students share their learning with each other, we have experienced how time has intertwined the individual threads of history, revealing the ways in which our perspectives complement and challenge one another. Explore how these individual stories are woven together to tell a larger one: OUR STORY at St. John's.
Begin your journey by FOLLOWING THE THREADS to explore exhibits built around the rich connections between and among family stories. Or, learn to WEAVE YOUR OWN STORIES by visiting the Weaving Our Storyblog geared toward teachers wanting to embark on a similar project. Interested in other stories? EXPLORE THE ARCHIVE to see the complete collection the stories that make us St. John's.
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12018-03-14T15:23:49-07:00Follow the Threads38Landing Pagestructured_gallery7200092018-05-11T19:32:44-07:00Explore how our stories are woven together by pulling a "thread" below. Pulling one of the BLUE TITLE THREADS above each structured media gallery will lead to an exhibit page. Use the LARGE BLUE TABS at the bottom of each exhibit page to follow the thread through the site, examining how individual films and associated objects relate to one another. Some objects may lead to a different THREAD in the story, showing how stories weave together to tell a more complex narrative.
Or, follow the path at the bottom of this page to learn how to WEAVE YOUR OWN STORIES at the Weaving Our Story blog.