Kayla Fowler’s third-grade class is learning more about their town in a unit on Clinton’s history.
“These students are doing research for their timeline projects,” she said. “Students are reading various articles about the brick streets to ﬁnd dates and times of things that occurred.”
All third graders at Northside Elementary School are working on the project. Their work was on display at the school during Family Fun Night on February 26.
Students are also reading historical texts and archived newspapers to familiarize themselves with local history.
“We are taking a walking ﬁeld trip guided by Dr. Walter Howell,” she said. “Students will use information from the ﬁeld trip, information they found from research, and facts we are discussing in class to create an iMovie about Clinton and the rich history of our town.”
Howell is the author of Town and Gown: The Saga of Clinton and Mississippi College, and was integral in the city’s remembrance of the Clinton riot of 1875.
“It’s important for children to know something about where they live and where they’re growing up,” said Northside Principal Joy Tyner. “They are learning a lot and having a lot of fun, too.”