By: Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer
Yesterday, Supervisor Todd Spitzer joined the 2013 Gift of History Assembly at Angels Stadium. Developed by the Children’s Education Foundation of Orange County, the Gift of History seeks to teach children about the cities, parks, streets, and leaders that form their local community. The program hopes that involving students in local history will inspire them to become “civically minded and genuinely curious about their surroundings.”
“As a former public school teacher and school board member, I care deeply about education,” Supervisor Spitzer said. “I always want to encourage young people’s education, and I encourage every person of every age to be a lifelong learner.”
At the 2013 Gift of History Assembly, each student receives a free book about Orange County. Additionally, students participate in an hour-long program at the stadium to show them “that history is alive and all around them.”
The 2013 Gift of History Assembly also broke the Guinness World Record for the earth’s highest-attendance history lesson.