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“Hands-On” History at EIHS

East Islip freshmen use 9/11 newspapers to present “hands-on” history  thumbnail199292

High school freshmen and sophomores in Greg Kguloian’s classes focused on a “hands-on” history lesson and presentation for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, using physical pages from “Newsday” and other newspapers dating to the days before and after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“I kept these actual vintage newspapers and use them in the classroom as tangible artifacts as well as touchable and visual teaching tools from the past,” Kguloian said. 

Four groups of four students each were formed to cooperate in creating an informative set of paragraphs on 9/11 and the Zadroga Act of 2010. Each student was expected to do their own research and verify the facts they presented as accurate via reliable resources of information such as the newspaper excerpts. Half of each group worked on writing a script, while the other half was tasked with reading the scripts out loud to the rest of the class. Each student took notes about what they learned from the other three groups’ presentations, either to reinforce the information their group offered or gather additional information gleaned from the other groups.

Sunday, November 28, 2021