RSC Grants in Place

Elizabeth Kruger teaches a combined 2nd and 3rd grade class in Fort Ransom, ND. After graduating with an Elementary Education Degree from Valley City State University just four months after the birth of our first child, Elizabeth chose to stay home and raise him and his two brothers who soon followed. Just over ten years later, in 2016, Elizabeth began teaching in Fort Ransom. The small rural school is perfect for the projects-based learning style, which she loves with collaboration possible throughout the school and the community.

As a Fellow, Elizabeth will be doing a school-wide project with her students where they work to identify areas of interest and historical sites around Fort Ransom. The students will take pictures, interview community members, and record observations/experiences of the point of interest throughout each season. The students use an online program called Story Map to publish and make the information available to the public. A goal of Elizabeth’s during the project is to work with the state parks department to install permanent markers at each site with a QR code taking visitors to the Story Map site.

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