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The history of Columbia and Merriweather Post Pavilion in English 121
The history of Columbia and Merriweather Post Pavilion in English 121

At Howard Community College, students in Rick Leith's English class are learning to improve their writing through documenting the history of Columbia, and specifically the significance of Merriweather Post Pavilion to Columbia. For the past four years, Leith has had students in his English 121, college composition, class work on a semester-long project surrounding Merriweather that culminates with students submitting audio and written history documents to the Columbia Archives. "My goal is to collaborate with the community in a real, meaningful way, so that the students can understand that they are a member of a community and that they need to be civically engaged in the...

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