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The Gray Wolves learned the importance of stories and methods by which to keep these stories alive for future generations. We invited community members with personal connections to Grace Lee Boggs to share stories with us so that we could learn more about the people for which our school was named and begin to better understand our place within the school.
By: 2nd Graders
Teacher: Lauren Van Heeke, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, Detroit
Subject: Social Studies
Theme: General Place-Based Education, History of Place
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I loved that we not only heard the stories, but we also got to see your drawings and videos to help tell the stories!
Well done, Gray Wolves! Storytelling is one of the most important things we can do – we can learn so much from our history, both good and bad (what not to repeat). Thank you!
PS I also would like to know about why Mr. Patrick had to wait outside.
This is an incredible project! Storytelling is very important to me as a researcher and PhD student. I would like to reference this project in my research / dissertation because it is very important and so well done. Thank you!
Thank you to the all of the storytellers in this project. These legacies are precious and vital. You have all helped me feel more connected to Detroit. I am grateful for the care and generosity you have all shared with the community through this storytelling project. Well done!!
I really loved hearing these stories in the way students shared them! I never knew the stories about Mr. Patrick and Grace Lee before! Thanks for sharing that gift with all of us.
So so cute! I loved seeing the children hard at work, learning how important it is to preserve our stories and traditions. ‘If we don’t [tell stories], then people wont know our stories or be able to tell them,’ yes Elijah!
I really like the retelling of your stories, Great Job!
Why did Miss Grace Lee make Patrick wait outside in the cold for an hour?
He had to wait for James to get home!