ERIC Number: ED393781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Oral History in the Teaching of U.S. History. ERIC Digest.
Siler, Carl R.
This digest addresses the uses of oral history projects in the secondary U.S. history classroom. The document advocates that oral history is a stimulating classroom process designed to increase student involvement in a United States history class and improve student understanding of a relatively recent historical period. Oral history also involves students directly in a method of historical inquiry, which includes the organization and presentation of data acquired directly from another person. Suggestions are given for topic selection, interviewing techniques, and timeline development. (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Family History, Folk Culture, Inquiry, Interviews, Local History, Modern History, Oral History, Oral Tradition, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social History, Surveys, United States History
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.