2018 GET Prize (Global Expression and Thought Prize)
Bullis's fourth-grade oral history project, designed by Liz Jacobi and Jenny Campbell, Bullis's Fourth Grade teachers, won the 2018 GET Prize (Global Expression and Thought Prize) given by the Global Education and Benchmark Group.
After studying migration and movement from a global and American standpoint, the class began the Oral History Project. Here's part of the description:
The Oral History Project involves several student-directed steps. First, as a class, we brainstorm a list of questions to ask our interviewees. Questions include Why did you leave your home country? What was the journey like? Are you glad you came to America? Then, students create a timeline of their interviewee's life and research their interviewee's country to discover information about life there to include in their biography. They use their recordings and research to write a detailed biography about the person's childhood, moving experience, and later life. Their final hardcover book includes hand-drawn illustrations and a presentation to the community,
This year, in small groups, students shared the stories of people from Sierra Leone, Colombia, India, Syria, France, Russia, Spain, Guatemala, San Salvador, Switzerland, Iran, Jamaica, Haiti, and Taiwan. "
What's great about this fourth grade exploration, and consistent throughout our Lower School, is a deep understanding, connection, and empathy of others in our community and world," said Margaret Andreadis, Lower School Principal.View the prize catalogs and learn about other winner's projects.