Flint River Project

An immersive authentic educational project by Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA US

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Started Mar 24, 2009

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Share your most interesting memory of the Flint River
When I was young, about 12, Dad threw me in and had me swim across and back. I cannot remember whether I had a life vest on or not. I can remember being afraid to stay long on the other side because of snakes. He said "you can't live in South Georgia if you haven't swum across the Flint." I do think I wore a life vest because I also remember him telling me how many people have died in the river!

When I swam back across, I was very far downstream. I wonder if the pollution has made it unsafe to swim in the river now!
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Computer Lab Schedule

This is the schedule for the computer Lab - message me or call me to schedule a time.

This is the schedule for the Production Team / Film Crew. If you wish to schedule a time, please contact Vicki (just click Message Vicki or call her at the school or via cell phone - Teachers will have the cell phone.)

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Flint River Project Day 1

Today was very busy as we all worked to get to our locations. Hope, Jordan, and I went to downtown Camilla this morning and were able to interview both Mr. Dan Bollinger, Director of Southwest Georgia RDC and Keith Jones, Mitchell County Commissioner. Additionally, I interviewed Hope and Jordan about what they hope to accomplish with their documentary.

Find more videos like this on Flint River… Continue

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 4:00pm

Getting ready for next week!

Hope and Jordan worked so hard today getting our preproduction checklists and post production checklists in order. -- Boy, I've got to clean out the Durango just to make room for all of the equipment.

This project has pushed me to learn how to do several new things already with the video camera as well as getting out the lenses and learning how to use the tripod.

But truly this whole project resonates with the core of my being. As a landowner and descendant of at least… Continue

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 5:53pm

Flint River Conservation Video from the Nature Conservancy

This youtube video is one that some of those working with the Science group should probably… Continue

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:35pm

River Stage Road - Understanding the Origins of transportation on and around the River

As the math group looks at flooding and the transportation and bridges around the river, page 34 of the Mitchell county history talks about the River Stage Road.

Written by Mrs. J.M. Spence in 1933, page 34 says:

"The River Stage Road ran from Albany to Bainbridge, crossing Flint River on a ferry in Albany a few yards north of the…

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:33pm

History of Mitchell County and notes on the Flint

The History of Mitchell County is a great resource for people living in Mitchell County and was first published by the in 1933 by Mrs. W.C. Twittey and Mrs. Miller and then again in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial in 1976. The history covers through… Continue

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:24pm

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At 11:03am on May 19, 2009, Collard said…
:) lol it's a soft-shell turtle but it's commonly referred to as a "cooter."
At 6:47pm on May 13, 2009, ETHAN said…
hey mrs viki i just noticed ur comment on my native american post an that is my words but i got my information from a website but i cant remember which one it was an i cant find the website.
At 12:48pm on May 12, 2009, Sara Ann said…

This is my favorite picture so far! :)
At 11:29am on May 9, 2009, danny shanny said…
so i should have a hyperlink to the page i got the info off of
At 6:40pm on May 8, 2009, danny shanny said…
I used wikipedia as a reference to write about the history of the river I did change it to my own words though

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