In April, seventh-grade students from Krieger Schechter Day School (KSDS) and senior citizens from the Edward A. Myerberg Center, both located in Baltimore, presented oral histories to families and peers as they concluded an eight-month collaborative project. The project was part of an intergenerational program that started in September when seventh graders were introduced to the seniors and placed into small groups that met monthly.
During the visits, seniors shared their personal histories with the students while the students educated the seniors about digital media. The groups worked together to document the seniors’ life stories using photos and videos, and create a digital legacy that can be shared with families and future generations.
The project was funded by Legacy Heritage Fund’s Better Together Program as part of a two-year initiative that aims to encourage meaningful intergenerational relationships.