ERIC Number: ED178420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Oral History in the Classroom. How to Do It Series, Series 2, No. 8.
Mehaffy, George L.; And Others
The booklet is designed to help social studies teachers initiate oral history projects. Preceding the two major sections of the document, the authors specify that oral history is more than a person with a tape recorder; need not be transcribed to be useful; need not be a big project; and is not the final product of history. The next section describes projects that have proven to be successful: the life history, the family history, special oral history projects such as exploring topics in community social history, and field research into community political life and community folklore. Possibilities for end products of these projects include curriculum materials, community oral history archives, or a publication of a student journal. The final section provides suggestions for equipment, planning, and procedures. The questions of legality, responsibilities, obligations, record keeping and storage, transcription, and preparing students to conduct interviews are examined. A sample release form for the interviewee, an oral history data sheet, and a selected bibliography are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Historiography, History Instruction, Local History, Oral History, School Community Relationship, Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
National Council for the Social Studies, 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 ($1.00 paper copy, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 079-081