This school-wide project initiated by Gordon Parks High School (GPHS) brings together photography and journalism mentors, students, teachers and historians to create a website to explore and document University Avenue before, during and after light rail expansion. To prepare for this project, students participated in cross-curricular lessons about local literature, displaced communities like Rondo, and even the statistics of construction.
Additionally, they visited with curators and historians from the Minnesota Historical Society. In art class, students learn the fundamentals of photography, and during English & Social Studies class, they studied journalism, interview techniques and sound editing.
View of the Light Rail construction from the perspective of Gordon Parks High School. Full version coming when project is complete.
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