This year, USD Professor Jing Williams didn’t let Covid-19 stand in the way of her students’ continued documentation of veterans in the Clay County area. Williams, whose students have pursued veteran-related art and history projects in her classes for the past several years, guided the students in a virtual oral history project this year.
Explains Williams: “SEED 491: 7-12 Social Science Methods is only offered in spring every year. Last spring (2020), my students did the first “Through Their Eyes: War & Peace” oral history project,” Williams said. “They interviewed their veterans and were ready to give the presentation upon returning from the spring break. However, all classes turned remote due to COVID-19 after the spring break, so my students didn’t have a chance to present their work in class in front of the members from VFW Post 3061.