Critical Issues Interpretive Example — Immigration and Citizenship

“Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student”

When local middle school students visited Manassas National Military Park, interpreters helped them work with videographers to develop stories that mattered to their everyday lives. The interpreters shared stories of immigrant soldiers from Ireland, stories that resonated with the students, many of whom were born in other countries, and have found a new home in America. Through this personal and immersive experience, interpreters helped these students find a powerfully relevant connection to an otherwise distant historical event.

What You’ll Find

The Story of Immigrant Soldiers at Manassas is a  6-minute video written and narrated by the students.

© 2011 Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

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