Investigating Where We Live (IWWL) is a summer outreach program at the National Building Museum, designed for students aged 12-16 from the D.C. metropolitan area. Participants learn to use creative writing and photography as a means of understanding and describing D.C. neighborhoods. At the end of the program, participants will share what they have learned by creating a public exhibition. In 2010, students will focus on the neighborhoods of Petworth, Southwest Waterfront, and Trinidad.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
From Emily, age 14
On Thursday, during our site visit, we got to do interviews. At first the idea of talking to a complete stranger was a little weird and I did not want them to say “No, I can’t do an interview.” I found out it was easier than it seemed. I found out some interesting information about U Street. I think these interviews really will help with our exhibit. I’m glad we did them. After our site visit, we had to make a poem out of twenty words during a creative writing workshop.
Many people thrive, diverse community Colorful sights, smells Helping friends, social Chili, shops, busy work Historical, live integration Happy play, independent