Vehicles for Change

September 10, 2020

As part of a new Vehicles for Change program, students at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District will be delving into lessons surrounding social awareness, social justice and responsible decision making. The program is part of the school’s social and emotional curriculum and is being provided in conjunction with the Long Island Museum.

School media specialist Amelia Estevez Creedon, who is overseeing the program, explained, “The lessons gained through [Vehicles for Change] will focus on historical events not often found in history books.”

The program includes a reading of the book “Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights” by Beth Anderson. It also includes virtual interaction with on-site Long Island Museum educators to discuss social justice topics and movements, as well as the opportunity to participate in a virtual visit with Anderson.

“This is a very unique program and I am excited to teach it to my students,” said Creedon. “It touches on so many important aspects of social learning.”