ERIC Number: ED206006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Local History: A Guide for Research and Writing.
Based on the work of a seventh/eighth grade school teacher and one of his classes, this guide provides teachers and other interested persons with step-by-step instructions for conducting research and interviews to publish a local history of the community. Chapters provide information on the following topics: (1) introducing the topic of local history; (2) starting the project--setting goals, selecting topics, and determining the specific area and scope of study; (3) researching local history by using resources such as the library, historical society, public records, newspapers, photographs, and oral history; (4) organizing and evaluating the research; (5) writing and publishing a local history, including how to prepare the dummy copy, select a printer, and finance the project; (6) student participation; and (7) local history activities, such as slide-tape presentations, visiting cemeteries, organizing history fairs, preparing time capsules, and going on field trips. Three appendixes contain an outline for researching and writing local history, an outline for conducting an interview, and a list of categories for organizing oral tapes. A list of recommended readings is also provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Study, Grade 7, Grade 8, Guidelines, Interviews, Junior High Schools, Local History, Oral History, Student Developed Materials, Student Research, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.