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Liberty students complete heritage projects

posted May 1, 2018, 10:40 AM by Cheryl Shuffler

Liberty Middle School media coordinator Christel Hirsch and language arts teacher Shane Parker assigned 
a "Heritage Project." 

"It turned out to be an amazing learning and sharing experience for us all," Hirsch said. 

Students were asked to interview grandparents or if none were available to them, a church friend, family friend, or other relative that was at least 55 years old.

After they interviewed them, they were asked to learn a skill that the older person knew how to do that they did not. 

Hirsch said, "Even better, many of the skills students chose had been passed down previously from generation to generation."

Some of the skills students shared during their presentations included sewing, changing a tire, baking homemade cookies, homemade biscuits, breads, crow hunting, snorkeling, carpentry skills (making a corn hole set), crocheting, and more.

Student Hunter J. interviewed his grandfather Eddie Johnson, who works in grading and landscaping. Hunter's grandfather taught him to us a laser level. After the project, he wrote a letter to his grandfather thanking him for teaching him a trade that has been in his family for more than 25 years.

Peter L. used Skype to interview his grandmother, who lives out of town, and learn how to make a cherished family recipe - hot milk sponge cake. Peter is the first boy in the family to have the recipe passed down to him. Peter captured the Skype video and included it plus a video of himself making the cake in his project.

 said, "Good food has always been an important part of my family’s get-togethers. We have a collection of wonderful recipes. My great-grandmother, Olivia, never bought anything pre
made, she made everything from scratch and it was always delicious! Learning to make our traditional Hot Milk Sponge Cake was a fun experience
 and I’m glad that we’re keeping the tradition alive.