Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

105 resources with the concept oral history

26 Items in Collection
Lesson Planet

September 11, 2001

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
The present generation of children were not around when terror struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. With this collection of resources from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, young people explore the history of the...
9 Items in Collection
Lesson Planet

Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Give scholars the opportunity to discover their past with a collection from the Museum of Tolerance that highlights the uniqueness of every family's story. Learners gain insight through interviews, family tress, heirlooms, and oral...
9:51
Lesson Planet

History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Even Plato understood the importance of media! Part of an ongoing series of media literacy videos, the resource takes viewers to where it all began ... ancient Greece. The video covers the emergence of media and the written word, the...
Lesson Planet

Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
Lesson Planet

Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent worksheet to support your young historians as they conduct...
Lesson Planet

Rationing by the Numbers: Quantitative Data as Evidence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What was it like to live on wartime rations in the United States during World War II? Young historians find out by exploring how those on the home front bought food thanks to the ration system. Other data includes statistics on car sales...
Lesson Planet

Stories from the Panama Canal

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The stories of the Silver People, the West Indies immigrants hired to work on the Panama Canal, come to life in a lesson about the building of the Panama Canal. Groups research why the canal was built, how it was build, the working...
4:42
Lesson Planet

Episode 1.5: The Business Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Will the Global Problem Solvers be able to upgrade Malawi's outdated water wells? The fifth of seven episodes finds the team struggling with a technology upgrade. Scholars observe the power of perseverance and an entrepreneurial spirit...
Lesson Planet

Team Builders and Icebreakers: Techniques for Success

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need a little something to get the party started? No matter what type of teen leadership get-together you're hosting, kick things of with one of several fun icebreakers. The resource includes printable handouts and execution tips for...
Lesson Planet

Oral History

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's no better way to learn something than to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. A handout on oral history, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, explains how to conduct interviews and use the information...
Lesson Planet

Merging New Technology with Old Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is your city's history a mystery to your class? Ever wonder if your county contains a bounty of folklore? Young computer scientists incorporate technology with time-honored tales during a project with both individual and group...
Lesson Planet

Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates. 
Lesson Planet

Race in Her Lifetime

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Imagine what it was like to grow up as a young black woman in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the 1920s. Class members have an opportunity to see life from this perspective as they listen to a series of interviews with Rebecca Clark....
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Oral Histories and Everyday Heros

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars learn about September 11th, the day the World Trade Center was attacked, with the help of primary sources. As pupils listen to a first-hand account from survivor, Tom Canavan, they pinpoint character traits that make him a hero...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Oral History Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Oral history has brought a multitude of lessons, stories, and factoids to our current knowledge of the past. Let us continue to use oral history traditions through a lesson that encourages pupils to discover and appreciate where they...
Lesson Planet

Compare and Contrast Knowledge of Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Kids compare and contrast knowledge of the Vietnam War. They consider what they know and how their knowledge has changed after listening to oral histories from the war. They compare the understanding of the war from the perspective of...
Lesson Planet

Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
Lesson Planet

Connecting Oral History to Geography: The Changes of Madison County

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Using individual computers, class members read a story and listen to oral histories of Madison County. They then conduct a scavenger hunt to locate items on the list. Although designed for Madison County, North Carolina, the approaches...
Lesson Planet

World Creation Myths

For Students 9th - 12th
After reading creation myths from around the world, use this quiz to test your learners. Five different myths are covered in a multiple-choice format. Increase your scholars' global awareness by studying world literature and cultural myths.
Lesson Planet

Creating an Oral History--Who Tells the Story?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Explore the difficulties in compiling an oral history with this lesson. Young researchers conduct interviews and consider how point of view changes various accounts of a single incidence, resulting in conflicting information. They view a...
Lesson Planet

Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling

For Teachers 1st - 4th
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online....
Lesson Planet

What is History? Timelines and Oral Histories

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students determine that their lifetime shows just a small piece of history. They determine how two or more accounts of the same event can be different. They write an account of the same event from two perspectives.
Lesson Planet

Oral History: Park City Museum

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this lesson. Middle schoolers complete an interview for an oral history project, and discuss the importance of oral histories - and how they embellish written accounts. They write...
Lesson Planet

Oral History-First Person Accounts: What to Ask and How to Ask

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students interview a Korean War veteran and create a class presentation. In this Korean War instructional activity, students view and evaluate a video interview and practice note-taking. Students record or tape their interview and create...