Conducting Oral Histories
Students discuss and conduct oral histories, and prepare questions for interviewing special classroom guest.
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Oral History-First Person Accounts: What to Ask and How to Ask
Students interview a Korean War veteran and create a class presentation. In this Korean War lesson, students view and evaluate a video interview and practice note-taking. Students record or tape their interview and create an oral and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet
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...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Telling My Story - Oral History
Students determine the importance of the process behind creating an oral history. In this oral history lesson, students determine how to ask important questions in an oral history interview. They practice interviewing each other and...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History
Connecting Oral History to Geography: The Changes of Madison County
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...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Creating an Oral History--Who Tells the Story?
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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Race in Her Lifetime
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....
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable