Students choose an elderly family member or friend to interview. They conduct their interview and write a thank-you note.
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Can the world be a fair and just place: Task 1 Day 5-6
Projects like this are interesting for kids and engage active learning. Sixth graders research and compose a 2-3 minute oral presentation, PowerPoint, or diorama that expresses the first person historical perspective of an individual...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling
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....
1st - 4th English Language Arts
Oral History Activity
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...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Through Their Eyes: Video Taping Oral History
Students 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 histories of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Storytelling: Oral Traditions
Students experience oral traditions in storytelling from a variety of cultures. In this storytelling lesson, students watch short video about oral traditions and of two cultural stories. They look for commonalities and differences in the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts