Bobbi Grandon's Western Grove, Arkansas students work on a 3-D map of their home state, Arkansas, for this Grants in Place history and literacy project.


History and Literacy Come Together in Arkansas!

February 08, 2018

Congratulations to Western Grove School's Bobbi Grandon and her students on successfully completing their place-based project, Mentoring through Arkansas History, an interdisciplinary Literacy and Arkansas History project. The students studied Arkansas' regions while reading A Painted House by John Grisham. The students discovered Arkansas' unique geography while creating a 3-dimensional map of Arkansas. The outcome was a project booklet that featured writing and research by the students.

The grant was funded through the 2017-18 Grant in Place program, with support funding from the Rural Community Alliance and the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC). The Rural Community Alliance is a founding partner of the Rural Schools Collaborative and hosts RSC's Arkansas Hub.

Since 2015 RSC's Grants in Place partners have provided more than $250,000 to rural teachers in support of innovative place-based education projects.

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