On Thursday, September 11, 2014, sixth grade students at Palm Pointe Elementary Research School at Tradition participated in a special lesson about using oral histories to present multiple perspectives of an historical event.
World History teachers, Mrs. Melanie Larsen and Mr. Dennis Keane (former NYFD fireman), and St. Lucie County fireman Ray Reiprecht shared their personal accounts of September 11, 2001. Students also viewed a compilation video featuring the oral histories of other sixth grade teachers and PPE principal, Debra Snyder. Students then discussed the merits of oral histories as primary sources and how the various perspectives aided their overall understanding of the singular event.
Pictured from left is; Mr. Dennis Keane, history teacher and retired firefighter, Mrs. Melanie Larsen, history teacher and St Lucie County fireman, Ray Reiprecht.