A history of Skyline

Your job today, Friday, April 24th, is to plan out a history of Skyline High School.  Here are the instructions:

The Issaquah School Board has empowered you and your classmates to create a proposal for a soon-to-be-produced history of Skyline High School.  The Board wants a history that will help both incoming Freshmen and families moving into the district be successful as students at Skyline High School.  With this in mind, you will need to consider several things:

  • What should the purpose of the history be?
  • What should be presented?  What will the content be?
  • What central theme (if any) should be included?  Why is that theme significant?
  • What are the needs of the target audience(s) above?
  • What medium will be best?  What format should this history take?
  • What scope should the history include?  Skyline opened in the fall of ’97…
  • What sequence should be used?  Chronological?  Thematic?
  • All the while, please note (write down in your notes) what the challenges are?
    • (What are the problems of knowledge associated with this challenge?)

The product of your efforts today – both your answers to the questions above – will go into your journal in this handwritten form.  You also have homework.  On Monday, you should arrive at class with.

  • your journal assembled, all items dated, completed, and in chronological order
  • your updated/more polished draft of the “Challenges of the Historian” printed out and uploaded to turnitin.com
  • an improved written proposal for what a history of Skyline should look like [<800 words]
  • a sampling of your history – with the appropriate narration – in your journal [<400 words] your narration should be consistent with your philosophy.

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