For the fourth straight year, the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society was asked to share presentations on the early history of New Albany with the third grade classes of the New Albany Primary School. This year’s presentations were scheduled for the mornings and afternoons of May 8 and 10. All sixteen third-grade classes participated, with this year’s enrollment totaling 377 students.
Four topics complement grade level learning outcomes, and presenters made oral presentations come alive with PowerPoint slides and mid- late 1800s era memorabilia. Dennis Keesee’s presentation, “History Still in Place,” complemented history, economics, and government learning strands. Nancy Ferguson augmented history and economics strands with her “Period Life” presentation. “Geography,” by Bill Resch, enhanced and offered specificity to the district’s geography strand. The fourth topic, “One Room Schoolhouse,” was presented by Nichole Foreman to supplement history and government learning strands.