Eric Parrie teaches history at G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy. Recently, he gave his students a broad writing assignment: tell the story of a meaningful moment and just tell it as powerfully and beautifully and in as detailed a way as you can.
Those stories are published in a new book called History Between These Folds. Parrie partnered with the non-profit Big Class and the writer Kiese Laymon to launch a personal history project, collecting stories from about 80 juniors at Carver.
In this month's Voices of Educators profile, Parrie and some of his students reflect on the writing process.
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