Unit Title: Oral Histories in the Classroom

By Alexis Jones

Essential Questions/Lessons

Objectives for the unit:

  1. Students will learn interviewing techniques:
  2. Students will practice these techniques as they research and write biographies of their peers.
  3. Students will conduct oral histories on audiotape.
  4. Students will analyze audiotapes as primary documents.
  5. Students will collect artifacts from family members, community members, the Early American History Museum, and online sources.
  6. Students will analyze the above artifacts as primary documents.
  7. Students will write historical fiction tales related to these artifacts.
  8. Students will connect these oral histories and artifacts to important people and events in American history.




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