An email from a parent to the teacher:
good morning, Mrs. Fobes,
Just wanted to tell you that Adam really enjoyed the special
speaker you had yesterday. He told me all about what he learned, and the items he saw. I love that your class takes him out
of the "mundane" everyday stuff, and lets their imagination take over. Thought you might like to know.
And from the teacher to us:
Hey! I just wanted to thank you for coming last week and let you know my kids are STILL talking about it.
I even had a parent email me a thank you for having a speaker because her son couldn’t stop talking about it when he
came home. We look forward to having you again next year. Merritt Fobes
We have used History Through
a Looking Glass for two years, and we have
been pleased with the experience. The kids are engaged, and they ask
such great questions. There is nothing like holding an artifact in
your hand while a speaker in authentic costume
tells his story. This
truly is a great program for our students and we plan to use Mr. Hodges
Dr. Amy Duke, Principal
4965 Northside Drive
31210 Phone: 478-779-3750
There is no better way to
make history come alive for students than to have this Living Historian bring all of his artifacts to school to share them
with students. I can't believe he allows the students to handle these artifacts. Every presentation is aligned
to the Georgia Performance Standards. For a teacher, a guest speaker doesn't get much better than that!
Michelle Gowen, Sonny Carter School, Macon, GA
"To understand Fort Frederica, you need to understand James
Oglethorpe. Scott Hodges
brings Oglethorpe to life for our visitors
at the park. His depth of knowledge and incredible ability to
the story of Oglethorpe's life and times are an
invaluable addition to the park's programming. He helps our visitors
connect with Frederica's stories.
Park Ranger, Fort Frederica National
St Simons Island, GA