ERIC Number: ED317467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
John Rolfe Museum and Historical Research Center. Final Report.
Vaden, Anne S.
The John Rolfe Museum and Historical Research Center in Richmond, Virginia, was established in 1982 to stimulate community knowledge and interest in regional heritage, provide a "real world" outlet for students pursuing historical research, and broaden students' perspectives about sources of knowledge and how to use them effectively. In the formative stages of the project, students in the Program for the Talented and Gifted at John Rolfe Middle School participated in the development of the project; it is intended, however, that participation will expand to interested students and faculty throughtout the school. In 1986 the project received a two-year Excellence in Education grant (1) to acquire and organize the collection, (2) to develop teacher and student knowledge of community resources and assist in the use of those resources, (3) to design innovative curriculum that encourages inquiry learning and an interdisciplinary approach, (4) to provide new scholarly opportunities for students at all ability levels, and (5) to generate community support and interprofessional cooperation and involvement in the research, development, instruction, and programs. This final report contains the in-depth first year report, an accounting of the second-year growth and activities, and numerous appendices containing supportive materials related to year 2 of the grant period. These appendices, which make up the bulk of the document, include correspondence related to the project, a tentative plan for funding the center through the private sector, dissemination materials, samples of developed activities, samples of student work that are based on artifacts and a catalogue of the Rolfe Museum and Research Center Collection for Year 1. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Henrico County School System, Highland Springs, VA.; John Rolfe Museum and Historical Research Center, Richmond, VA.