It took research and artistic talent to have high school students create a historical coloring book so that younger students could learn about local history.
The coloring book that celebrated the 200th anniversary of Hummelstown’s parish house was researched by history students and drawn by art students in cooperation with the Hummelstown Area Historical Society. Social studies teacher Chad Lister is president of the Historical Society, and came up with the idea to collaborate with high school students to produce an educational coloring book depicting scenes from 200 years of local events and people.
“He’s good at getting young people involved,” said society member Wade Seibert.
“The coloring book was a great one,” said Lister. “It was not only the youngest students, but we got the senior high school students involved. It was a true community project.” He added that getting students involved made them stakeholders in the community, where their ideas are valued.