Oral History Project
Tenth graders review how to develop questions and conduct interviews. They develop questions specific to the interviewee and practice using equipment on each other. They conduct interviews and summarize them in a report.
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WWII Project Outline
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Oral History: Park City Museum
Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this activity. 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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Community History: Oral History
Students develop an oral history of a memorable event in their family. Working with a partner, they create interview questions based on a family story or event. After interviewing their family member, they edit their interview piece...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Great Thanksgiving Listen
StoryCorp provides a resource that captures and preserves the remembrances of family or community elders. Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, class members select a person they want to interview, record the conversation, and then upload...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Oral History of the Skagit River Watershed
Have learners assess current farming techniques in their area with this valuable resource. They consider the impact of their local ecosystem, and research how Native American tribes used the land in the past. They go on Internet...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History