The Dover Plains Hamlet, rich in historic buildings, provided an excellent project for Michelle Mullaly’s 2019 senior high school Honors Art History class that focused on art and architecture of the region. Dover Co-historian Valerie LaRobardier assisted. Following the basic tour route established by the Town of Dover Historical Society’s fourth grade Junior History Club, the students split up into teams, each researching a site. Involving Jack Zangerle, English and Technology, made the project into an excellent cross-discipline experience. The students did their own research and fleshed it out with photos, video and answers to questions asked on the walking tour.
At the May 29, 2019 Town Board Meeting Supervisor Linda French recognized this achievement, presenting teachers and students with certificates, bicentennial Town of Dover mint coin sets and copies of the Dover History booklet prepared by the Fourth Grade History Club. Both projects were recipients of DEEP Grants. The students continued their work, adding to and tweaking the web site. The program will continue in future years for additional modules on the virtual reality tour. Honored students: Euphenie Andre, Erin Corey, Alexis Gagnon, Ashlyn Hay, Alex Kim, Ren Lin, Emma Noonan, Kevin Pakrad, Sergio Ramirez, Jonathan Reyes.
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