SHERIDAN — Students will have an opportunity to learn about history and produce an educational video during Trail End State Historic Site’s newest educational program TechnoPast set for June 24-28.
Designed for students in grades six through 12, TechnoPast combines technology and history to produce videos for the museum.
Students will write a script and then act, produce and film their video before editing it themselves. Since research is involved in producing the final product, this is yet another way for participants to experience history in a hands-on way.
For last year’s video “Keeping Up with Kendrick Technology,” for example, TechnoPast students created a television-style project demonstrating how technology in the Kendrick Mansion worked.
The students researched primary documents and combined those with the actual demonstration of the objects in this fun and informative video. This way, the public can see how these artifacts work, since they are rarely demonstrated.
Current events are sometimes tackled by the TechnoPast crew. For the 2017 Total Eclipse over Wyoming, students made two videos: one showing how to make a homemade eclipse viewer, and a second presenting how eclipses were viewed by ancient civilizations.
In addition to technology and eclipses, past Trail End video topics have included a student’s guide to museum behavior, a couple of behind-the-scenes tours, Trail End Trivia and much more.
For more information on this year’s TechnoPast topic and details on registration, contact Trail End at 307-674-4589.