|Parkdale teacher Mrs. Laura Cotton’s class took on a living local history project in January, with a timeline of events from the life of village resident Mrs. Ernst, the oldest person in East Aurora. At 108, Mrs Ernst still lives in her own home, and she was featured in the East Aurora Advertiser in celebration of her birthday. |
After reading the article, Mrs. Cotton’s students decided that they wanted to do some research about some famous events that have taken place during Mrs. Ernst’s 108 years.
Mrs. Cotton helped them compile their findings on small posters, featuring local, national and worldwide events including:
Each student wrote a letter to Mrs. Ernst, introducing themselves and relating facts that they learned that were the most interesting to them.
Said Mrs. Cotton, “Not only did my students learn a lot about history, they connected the history with our own East Aurora celebrity who is 108 years old!”