A comprehensive educational project
Responsibility, as educators, is defined not by helping students
simply survive, but rather by enabling them to sustain the best of their
culture while creating positive change. We must lead them to discover
what is missing for many: a sense of place, a sense of community, and
a sense of self, all towards a sense of purpose.
Employing a variety of multi-media tools to promote a grass-roots understanding
of and approach to sustainable heritage and culture in our ever-changing
local, national, and global societies, The Last Link project steps into
the arena of education. It takes the many issues and arguments inherent
in this topic and brings them to the forefront of peoples minds,
into classroom programs and public forums.
To accomplish such a task, the project directors have decided on a three-point
trident approach, driven by a visual component (documentary
film and photography exhibit), an educational component (high-school and
secondary education curriculum), and a technological component (interactive
educational web-site). A highly accomplished team of filmmakers, scholars,
and educators has been assembled to assist in making this goal a reality.