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Summary: Our department is committed to implementing technology into the curriculum. Click here to view a selection of student work from our World History and US History classes.
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Effects of Imperialism in Africa Project
This project was developed by Mr. Tucker during the 2009-2010 school year as part of the Sonoma MERIT Program.  The project examines the question of how imperialism in Africa caused such lasting problems as war and poverty? Many of the students final movies were entered in the California Multimedia Festival at the end of the year.  Mr. Tucker's project was given an award within the Social Studies category.  Click here to view a sample video from the project.


World War One Mini Documentary
This project was developed by Mr. Gibson in 2006.  The project is designed as the culminating assessment of the World War One unit of study.  Students were given the challenge of creating a mini historical documentary, telling the story of World War One, and the impact that it has had on the modern world today.  This has been an ongoing project in Mr. Gibson's Sophomore World History classes. The video at right was created by SVHS alumni Brandon Hughes, and is a sample of the type of documentary made by the students over the course of the project.


The Rise of Industrial America Project
This project was developed by Mr. Martin during the 2009-2010 school year as part of the Sonoma MERIT Program.  Typically this period of United States History is an area where students struggle.  Mr. Martin assigned various topics, people, and events of this period to students, and they created a mini-documentary on each subject.  Many of the students final movies were entered in the California Multimedia Festival at the end of the year. The video at right was created by SVHS students and examines early immigration to the United States.


Sonoma Valley Veterans Oral History Project
This project was developed by Mr. Fichman and Mr. Gibson during the 2006-2007 school year, to allow students to hear living history.  Students researched, and interviewed veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terror.  These interviews were then turned into mini-documentary films, where the students highlighed the story of the veteran they interviewed.  Copies of the interviews were also sent to the Library of Congress.  The video at right was created by both teachers to introduce the project to students.

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