The Seneca School History Project is multi-faceted and interdisciplinary. Students research and study the history of Bear Valley, where the school is set. The project has been ongoing for the past five years, and the activities and projects are continuous throughout all grades— Kindergarten to eighth grade.

Various class products have emerged from the project, including a mural of Seneca as a company town, a 60 panel illustrated timeline of Bear Valley from prehistory to the present, a student-narrated powerpoint presentation of the timeline on CD, a musical performance of songs related to Seneca history, oral presentations, a historic model of the town, as well as a map of the company town of Seneca. Students have also completed a 100 page book of narratives drawn from oral interviews of Seneca residents from its early days, and most recently, a museum display case with artifacts collected and cataloged by student curators.

The project has benefited from several valuable resources, including the local interviewees, local historians, United States Forest Service personnel in archaeology, mapping, and geology, museum curators, website developers, Soil and Water Conservation employees, County Road Historian, and an Artist-in-Residence.

This project may be easily adapted to other school situations, since every school exists in a community that has its own history.