The Hayward (CA) Area Historical Society is holding a History Camp this summer for 10-12 area high school students.  The focus will be on the creation of a short film, discussing current events and issues, chosen by students,  that reflect their concern.  The idea will be to create a “living history” that will be added to the Society’s archives and made available to future generations.  One component will be to research how these same (or similar) issues impacted area teens in years past, so there will be a historical research component as well.  Students will receive help from the History Department, Library, and Media resources at Cal State University East Bay, to supplement the Society’s professional staff.  I am particularly interested in how film-making can be used to teach history and to allow for maximum creativity by these students.  Any ideas?