Honor Our Elders 2014-15
Camp Hill is proud to have completed three successful Honor Our Elders projects. Students have written hundreds of stories, drawn hundreds of illustrations and, with the assistance of Two of a Kind, students have composed 32 songs.Thank you for your support of the Lion Foundation which makes this project possible! Look for the next Honor Our Elders project as early as the 2017-18 school year.DOWNLOAD RECORDINGS OF THE 2014-15 SONGS BELOW--Right click on song title (2-finger click on Mac).about the project:The Honor Our Elders Project is an oral history, story, illustration and song-writing project. The year-long project involved all Eisenhower students in language arts, visual art and music classes.
- WHO: grades 3-5 (with hope to repeat every 3 years)
- FUNDING: Lion Foundation Grant and Elementary PTO sponsorship for our guest artists to perform on the concert with our students
- INTERVIEWS: All students conduct an interview of an “elder”—grandparent, neighbor, etc.
NON-FICTION STORIES: Students write and edit their elder's story into a nonfiction piece.
ILLUSTRATION: In art class, students draw illustrations for their stories.
SONGWRITING: Students work with Mrs. Roxanne Dixon (elementary music teacher) and professional singer/ songwriter duo "Two of a Kind" (David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans) to write original songs as a class.
CONCERT & RECEPTION: All elders are celebrated and songs premiered at a culminating concert and reception.
Hear songs from the archive sites of 2011-12 or 2009-10 (tabs at left).