Debrah Fordice

Second Place

Prize Awarded:
$27,000
Year:
1996
School:
Audubon Elementary School
Location:
Dubuque, IA

Project Description:

Fordice created this year-long project called "Bethany Home Biography." By traveling to a nearby nursing home several times during the year, students interviewed nursing home residents about their lives. Each student then wrote a biography about their interview subject. The students developed listening, speaking, and creative writing skills. They also learned about history through the stories of their subjects as well as developing relationships with them.