Next up in the celebration of the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Seton Shields Genealogical Grants program is a look back at Mrs. Weeks’ class, who was one of the recipients of the 150th grant in 2012 via DonorsChoose.com, an organization that allows you to browse and support school projects. Many know that education in our country is suffering and both students and teachers are affected. This is a great way to help make up for at least a little of the relentless deficits in our school budgets. So I did a little searching and picked five projects across the country that had some aspect of family, national or international history and culture associated with them.
Mrs. Weeks sought books about famous African Americans from the South to share with her students. Through this project, the students learned about Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and George Washington Carver. One of the thank-you notes from Mrs. Weeks’ class is pictured above and two others are below. (You can read about other classroom grant recipients here and here.)
To apply for a Seton Shields grant, fill out and submit the form here.