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The Veterans History Project-Student Edition (VHP-SE) is made possible by The UMass Boston Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring and its partners, and is an extension of the Veterans History Project, passed by Congress in 2000, which collects oral histories and firsthand accounts from our nation’s veterans. In 2012, the project extended to a Student Edition with pilot projects in Boston and Chicago. This youth-facing extension is a scaffolded set of activities and experiences that engage students in Journalism while also providing historic knowledge, interview and media skills, along with a heavy emphasis on Civics. Ultimately, students will identify and interview a war veteran and submit the video to the Library of Congress where it will exist as a permanent addition to our nation’s history. In addition to being stored in the Library of Congress, we also encourage the video to be sent to and uploaded here on our own Student Edition site.

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