Philippines Lesson: Oral Traditions
Students identify the similarities and differences between American folklore and oral traditions in the Philippines. They discover disappearing tradtions in their own communities and families as well.
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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
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
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
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Culture and History
A 13-minute audio guide begins the second lesson plan of a unit on Zora Neale Hurtson's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Once they have listened to the guide and read Chapter 1 of the novel, kids discuss the story as an example of oral...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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