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Digital Story Telling

During the summer of 2012,  as part of the Our Voices, Our Town projoect, digital stories were created by  the Upward Bound/Academic Excellence camp participants at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The project was a collaborative effort with the Young Auditorium, Professor Jim Winship, and the support of Upward Bound, Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation (Academic Excellence), and UW-Whitewater.

Students read Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town in class and discussed how the themes and stories relate to their own lives and experiences.  They viewed the independent film, OT: Our Town and discussed how the production of Our Town affected the students who at first, were not excited about having to read Our Town.

The director of the Milton House Museum, Cori Olson, led the student’s through an oral history workshop that matched students with seniors from Fairhaven Senior Services.

Students attended drawing and visual art workshops by Joel Schoon Tanis.

After this deep exploration of Our Town, the students worked with Professor Jim Winship to create their own experiential responses to Our Town.  A few of their videos can be viewed by clicking the links to the YouTube.com videos.