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King reimagining history with fresh approaches at Chatham Central

BEAR CREEK — Chatham County Schools employees are earning Firestarter Awards for Innovative approaches to education. Chatham Central High School history teacher Amy King earned one for the unique ways she recreates the past for her students, which includes using a wooded area behind the school to simulate the Ho Chi Minh Trail during her unit on the Vietnam War. While in the woods, students incorporate digital learning by using cellphones to do research and make calculations before returning to class for a Google learning assessment. It’s the sort of differentiated learning going on in classrooms throughout Chatham County Schools.

Chatham Central Principal Dr. Karla Eanes, Chatham Central history teacher Amy King and Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan

Published Jan. 24, 2019