Jun 24, 2009 3:53 PM | 0
It's been another busy year for the students in our Brooklyn Connections program, and we are celebrating with an exhibit at the Central Library!
This year we wanted to celebrate the diversity of topics and projects selected by our partner schools. Each panel highlights one school's project and the thoughts of students who worked to complete it. Students utilized photographs, newspapers and other documents to bring history alive in their classrooms. We were thrilled to see that even 8th graders were able to truly appreciate all that the Brooklyn Collection has to offer. One student humbly noted, "The primary sources from the Brooklyn Collection basically helped me prove my argument. Without those sources, I wouldn't have been able to complete my project."
Equally exciting is that so many of this year's students discovered a new, intense pride for their borough, "I learned a lot about Brooklyn from this project. I am proud to know that Brooklyn has a great history. And I am proud to be a part of Brooklyn...a part of something big."
We are proud of all of our students' achievements this year and hope that their example will inspire you to come in and discover Brooklyn history for yourself. The exhibit will be on display through August in the front exhibit cases, just beyond Central Library's main entrance.
This year, Brooklyn Connections was funded by the New York Life Foundation. We are grateful to the Morris and Alma Schapiro fund for their generous support of the coming year of the program.