A Utah history book published by kids, for kids has allowed middle school students to discover how much can be accomplished when they try.
The book, “Utah: By Kids, For Kids,” is available to the public. The cost is $20-$25, and the book is available directly from the school. Featuring over 100 essays and 200 color illustrations by the charter school’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders, the book features local geographical features, pioneer history, and pop culture and food. Everything from the Golden Spike National Monument to the Utah band Imaging Dragons is included.
“We had a lot of faith in our students, otherwise we wouldn’t have even contemplated doing anything like this,” said social studies teacher Brett Cragun, who oversaw the project with one other teacher, Brett McAllister.
“There were students who surprised themselves,” he said. Students researched local history and culture, and came up with some interesting and very readable results.