Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) students from the blind department gathered in the Wilson Music Building for a special presentation Sept. 15.To celebrate St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary, blind department librarian Joy Carriger organized an event to enable local and out of town FSDB students to learn more about St. Augustine and its history.
Carriger wanted to bring in an expert from the community to do outreach that could tie to academic standards. She also sought to help students develop a deeper understanding of primary resources, as well as making connections between the school and community history.
To accomplish these goals, Charles Tingley of the St. Augustine Historical Society gave presentations to students in the Blind Elementary, Middle and High Schools. The presentations, using the same props and media, were geared to the different school levels, with high school students receiving the most detail.