- In the book,
Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown, Stanley is squashed flat by a falling
bulletin board. One of the many advantages is that Flat Stanley can
now visit his friends by traveling in an envelope through the mail.
In the project, students make
paper Flat Stanleys and begin a journal with him for a few days.
Then Flat Stanley and the journal are sent to another school where
students there treat Flat Stanley as a guest and complete the
journal. Flat Stanley and the journal are then returned to the
original sender. Students can plot his travels on maps and share the
contents of the journal. However, this Flat Stanley project
doesn't stop with snail mail. Watch the video as students use
emerging technologies to expand their world.
- Students at
the middle school chronicled the process and classroom instruction
to create a student documentary film. This film was
broadcast on South Carolina Educational Television and then linked
to the Official Flat Stanley Project Website. (below)
Webcam exchanges took place between
classrooms at Jefferson, Petersburg, and Pageland Schools with schools in other states and
Photos can be viewed on subsequent pages.
(See Photo Gallery on
Follow the link to
OFFICIAL FLAT STANLEY PROJECT!
Documentary and Trailer
also available on Google Videos
Search 'Flat Stanley
the South Carolina TIPS award from left to right: Rodney Douglas,
Toni Allison, Presenter Don Cantrell, State Director of Instructional
Technology, Pat Hendrickson, Brenda Lyles, & John Wagnon