Friday, May 22, 2015

Last ITV Class - Field Work next week

Students in the 2015 Navajo Oral History Project met via Interactive Television for the fourth and final time this week on Thursday, May 21, prior to  beginning field work on the Navajo Nation next week. During this ITV class, the students worked in small groups to present research projects they put together this week.

The student research projects focused on major attributes of life and culture on the Navajo Nation, including: governance, demographics, justice, education, healthcare, tourism, economics, workforce, and Navajo customs, relationships and taboos.

Above photo of Prof. Tom Grier int he ITV Classroom by Jake Hilsabeck.

After the presentations, and at the end of the ITV class period, the students grabbed their camping gear and some luggage and helped load the van. Professor Tom Grier and program consultant Chops Hancock finished loading the gear and rearranging it in the van so they could actually see while driving, and began the long trek across the country, expecting to meet the students in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this weekend.

"Snackies" for the road trip; photo by Chops Hancock.

The van was packed almost to the ceiling.

Above two photos by Chops Hancock.

While driving across the country, Grier likes to take the backroads and take photos of county courthouses. He spends a few minutes in each county seat town, finds the courthouse, takes images from different angles, and moves on. He posts the images to Google Earth. To date, Grier has more than a thousand images on Google Earth, which have received more than 1.4 million views.
Above two photos by Chops Hancock.

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