Blythewood High teacher Scott Auspelmyer teaches AP History class
Blythewood, SC (WLTX) -- A Blythewood High School social studies teacher traveled to Mexico City this summer with a documentary film crew, in hopes of educating thousands more.
"There's going to be countless numbers of students, hopefully thousands of students who hopefully will take advantage of this," Scott Auspelmyer said.
Auspelmyer helped to shoot a documentary film in Mexico City. From dawn until dusk each day, he explored historical places and excavations with www.projectexplorer.org.
"A lot of historically-based places, especially with the ruins from different ancient civilizations that we went to and saw different pyramids," he said.
The non-profit creates short films, about four to eight minutes long, a length that this teacher says is easily digestible to students. The films are posted online and are free to access. Project Explorer has more than 200 videos posted from shoots conducted all over the world, but Auspelmyer's were the first to include an educator on the ride. He wrote teacher lesson plans while on the trip.
"They can adapt very easily to their classroom, written on all sorts of levels, written on an elementary level, a middle school level and a high school level," he said.
Mexico City is a place Auspelmyer had never visited. Now, he hopes, thousands of viewers will take the trip with him.
"Peoples and cultures and students in other parts of the world, and try to make people understand what it means now to be a global citizen."