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The Middle years Programme in Ninth Grade

Through Lausanne’s commitment to give its students a global perspective, our 9th graders were given the task of interviewing immigrants who migrated to America and creating a video to highlight the experience. 

By completing the oral history project, the class of 2021 had the opportunity to help preserve people’s memories for future generations and to discover stories that they might not have known heard.  

“This is great for our students because they get to have conversations with people who may have experienced life differently than them,” Collin Libassi, a 9th grade social studies teacher said. “The immigrants themselves were often very happy to share their experiences and pass their story on to a student.”  

Students interviewed immigrants about their experiences and what led them to the United States, then added pictures and sound bites to create a video depicting the immigrant’s story.  

At the end of the school year, students shared the story of the person they interviewed and presented their finished videos to classmates.  

To see some of the student’s videos, visit lausanneschool.com/oralhistoryproject. 

*This article was also featured in the 2018 Fall Lausanne Magazine 

Posted by Shayne Dotson at 8:40 AM