Each month the Museum features a standout classroom participating in Get in the Scrap! -- a national service learning project about recycling and energy conservation inspired by the scrapping efforts of students during World War II. Each featured class does stellar work to make a difference in their school, home, and community.
For January, we're showcasing students from East Garner Magnet Middle School in Garner, North Carolina. The students and their teacher, Ms. Bollman, sat down to answer a few questions for us about their work with Get in the Scrap!
Your Name: Alexis Bollman
Get in the Scrap! Team Name: Garner Trojans
School/Group: East Garner Magnet Middle School; Magnet I Surrender Class
Number of Get in the Scrap! Points thus far: 85.
How has Get in the Scrap! been a good fit for your curriculum?
This has been a great curriculum for my I Surrender course that covers different wars. This specific curriculum has really piqued student interest as it has given them the opportunity to be exposed to interdisciplinary lessons, as well as interact with difference makers in our community. Students have enjoyed the variety of lessons, and the opportunity to receive incentives for active participating in creative products. Students always ask, “Has the WWII Education or WWII Museum retweeted our picture, Ms. Bollman?”
What has been your students’ favorite activity? Why?
My students truly enjoyed the Jeopardy game as they got to apply all their knowledge from previous lessons in an interactive game. Students also really enjoyed making a rap about recycling and energy conservation, as my students enjoy music.
Follow Ms. Bollman and all of the Get in the Scrap! projects with #getinthescrap hashtag on Twitter. 2018 is a perfect time to get involved to do your part to save the environment! Start with The National WWII Museum.