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Rhonda Schier, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Valley Forge National Historical Park , on the goal of the program at her park:
The idea was not only did we immerse them in the resources and the stories and significance of Valley Forge National Park, but then we started to inspire them with those kinds of historical characters and those kinds of exciting stories, so that they could then implement the writing skills they learned as they got more and more familiar with the park. It was a sort of a three-state process of immersion, inspiration, and implementation as these children became literateurs.
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