Bria began by researching the Cold War and the Space Race to compose an overview paper. She primarily used a bound source on American wars and some of the databases accessible through BCPS One to identify her focus question: How successful was the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, and what was its impact on the NASA space program?
Mr. Borman recently moved to his Montana home near Bria’s great aunt, who put the two in contact. From here, Bria is responsible for writing a 2-3 page paper answering her focus question with information from research and from Mr. Borman’s responses. She will create a culminating documentary in the last phase of the project. Bria explains, “This is a long-term project, for sure.” She anticipates using the MovieMaker application to create her multimedia presentation.
According to Mr. Dress, 8th grade teacher, BCPS One has created a nice “one-stop shop” for students. They are able to use their BCPS One account for research databases and the citing of sources using EasyBib. BCPS One also creates improved communication for long-term assignments such as this oral history project, according to Mr. Dress, who frequently places reminders and resources on the calendar or sends messages to students with feedback or upcoming deadlines.