Exploring Oral Traditions
Eighth graders develop collaborative work skills through small group interactions. They create an oral folktale that describes a natural phenomenon (rain, thunder etc.) They use 1 metaphor and 1 simile in their oral fable.
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Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
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....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Through Their Eyes: Video Taping Oral History
Middle schoolers identify the stereotypes they are faced with on a daily basis. In groups, they use this information to identify the ways stereotypes are portrayed in movies and television. They use a video camera to record oral...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Creating an Oral History--Who Tells the Story?
Explore the difficulties in compiling an oral history with this instructional activity. Young researchers conduct interviews and consider how point of view changes various accounts of a single incidence, resulting in conflicting...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Read All About It! California History of the 30s and 40s
Explore the Great Depression! Discover the challenges people experienced during the time period. Learners investigate photographs from the Dust Bowl and WWII era and create a story line about the photographs, writing a newspaper article...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today
Young scholars use Web technology to access immigration history and develop an understanding of the concept of immigration. Then they develop oral history writing skills, including note-taking and conducting an interview and read for...
K - 8th English Language Arts
Dear Miss Breed
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable