In the 2012 GPS+Camera Pilot Project, students at Sir McChesney George Secondary School conducted original research on the broad theme “how has Codrington Village changed over time?” in Biology, Geography and Social Studies. Each group produced a 10-15 minute video describing their research methodologies and findings. A new video will be posted each Monday in July.
In Social Studies, students researched Barbuda’s Cowboy Past by conducting site visits, interviewing elders, and examining secondary sources. Students learned oral history and ethnographic interviewing skills using the Smithsonian Institute’s “Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide” and observed, sketched and photographed Indigo Well, which played a major role in historic open-range cattle herding, using the Scotland’s Rural Past “A Practical Guide to Recording Archaeological Sites.” Students
The Social Studies team was made up of Adika Mussington, Kendria Jack, Latifah Murphy, Mackela King, Xena Webber and Coressa John.
Dan McGovern is a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research interests include the role of education in community-based climate change adaptation, Education for Sustainability, Place-Based Education, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Education in Emergencies, connections between Sustainability and Conflict, and community-based monitoring and research.
About UsThe Human Ecodynamics Research Center (HERC) at the CUNY Graduate Center is coordinating the effort of scholars in a formal research collaborative addressing crucial issues of sustainability, resilience, and the future of humans on earth. This blog follows the exploits of two of these projects: the GPS+Camera Project and a Brooklyn College GIS field school.