Wis. students learn history by researching, publishing a book

Students in the Oral History Project club at Wisconsin's D.C. Everest Senior High School recently conducted interviews and researched information for a book called "The Nation's Longest Struggle: Looking Back on the Modern Civil Rights Movement." The publishing project is what the school's social studies coordinator Paul Aleckson calls authentic learning. "If you want to learn about World War II, talk to a vet. Want to learn about civil rights? Talk to someone who was knee-deep in the movement," said Aleckson, who started the club 15 years ago.

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