San Diego Story Stones Project
How can we celebrate people who have been underrecognized in San Diego?
How does San Diego history impact how our communities look now?
In this project, students conduct research about a person or organization that has been important to San Diego history in order to better understand their experience here. They also design and etch historical markers for these figures and place them in an area significant to that person, with their research papers attached to the stone as audio recordings for the audience to explore.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Neighborhood Field Trips
Depending on what person or organization students have been researching, they were taken to visit the neighborhood around San Diego that is significant in their research to gather further information for their writing and to get a feel for the area in which their story stone will be placed!
Neighborhoods included: Stockton, Barrio Logan, Hillcrest, Chinatown, Midway, and Liberty Station!
Story Stone Prototype Designs
Before officially etching and placing the historical marker, students submit prototype designs that include: a logo for the project, an image that represents their figure, a description, and a QR code to attach the audio recording of their research. Pictured are samples of prototypes designs submitted by students.
The student prototype designs were then put onto a stone, which are placed by students at a location significant to those being honored.