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Seabrook Farm. Cannery workers...

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Lesson Overview

Students explore the local history of the community in which they live through written and spoken stories; through landmarks such as buildings, parks, restaurants, or businesses; and through traditions such as food, festivals and other events of the community or of individual families. Students learn the value of local culture and traditions as primary sources. They relate stories, landmarks and traditions of their community to history, place and environment.


Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of local history;
  • develop interview skills;
  • demonstrate knowledge of library research skills;
  • analyze, interpret, and conduct research with primary sources.


Time Required

  • Two weeks

Recommended Grade Level

  • 9-12


  • Culture & Folklife
  • City & Regional History


  • Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945
  • Postwar United States, 1945-present


Marilyn Frenz and Mel Sanchez