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This capstone study looks at how Heritage Projects, a type of Community-Based Education, help re-connect students' interest in their education and in their communities. The study focuses on the stories of three High School classrooms in Montana and Arizona where students are actively engaged in Heritage Projects with their teachers. Heritage Projects offer an interdisciplinary teaching approach, which uses the community as a focal point of study and creates meaningful connections for students through learning that is connected to the real world they live in. These projects teach students not only skills and content, but that they are important and contributing members of their community and can have a positive influence on what happens in the place where they live.
Hakala, Amanda J., "A study of how heritage projects connect students to learning through their communities" (2009). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 1032.