Frederick County Public Schools and iTour recently renewed their 2015 partnership agreement, expanded to provide students and staff free access to Frederick Walking Tour DVDs in middle and high school media centers.
In support of the partnership, iTour is providing a free DVD to each FCPS secondary school library as well as 6,000 promotional bookmarks and other materials about accessing the free iTour Frederick mobile app.
Since 2013 iTour partners Carrie Delente and Scott Grove have provided the DVDs for FCPS social studies teachers. They include the City of Frederick’s history from its rugged frontier beginnings in the early 1700s to the present day, using more than 250--largely vintage--images. iTour produced the resources in collaboration with the Historical Society of Frederick County and the Tourism Council of Frederick County.
The two-hour, two-mile Frederick Walking Tour materials are divided into seven mini tours, each of which is dedicated to a specific theme and historical era. They include The Trail--the path that led to Frederick’s founding (1720-1755); Street of Dreams--the evolution of an American main street (1755-1920); Colonial History--from revolution to independence (1750-1790); The Civil War--slavery, secession and strife (1860-1865); 20th Century Frederick--Frederick’s evolution as a modern city (1900-1930); African American History--from segregation to civil rights (1865-1964); and Frederick’s Rebirth--the city’s rise from devastation (1976-present).
The DVD is available for purchase from the Frederick Visitor Center and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Partial proceeds support the Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. and the Tourism Council.
Left to right: FCPS Library Media Services Supervisor Mary Jo Richmond, iTourFrederick owner Scott Grove and FCPS Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Specialist Colleen Bernard