2004-02-06 / Front Page

Wave, Rockaway Museum Team Up For History Project

Wave, Rockaway Museum Team Up For History Project

The Wave and the Rockaway Museum have announced that they are embarking on a collaboration that will help middle school students on the Rockaway peninsula and Broad Channel to learn about the history of the area in which they live.

The museum, which is located at 88-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, will provide seven social studies classes in Rockaway and Broad Channel with class sets of The Wave’s critically-acclaimed 110th Anniversary Issue, a newspaper that details the last 110 years of Rockaway history.

"This is really a very exciting project for The Wave, the museum and for students," said Howard Schwach, a retired American History teacher and now the Managing Editor of The Wave. "The staff of The Wave will work with museum personnel and middle and high school teachers to develop standards-setting projects that students at the four schools that have a middle school component they can use to study local history."

The seven schools that are being invited to take part in the program are Middle School 53 in Far Rockaway, Middle School 198 in Arverne, Middle School 180 in Rockaway Beach and PS 47 in Broad Channel, which houses grades 6-8 in addition to an elementary program. The three local high schools, Far Rockaway High School, Beach Channel High School and Stella Maris High School will also be invited to participate.

Social Studies teachers at those school who wish to participate in the program may do so by contacting Schwach at The Wave.

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