ERIC Number: ED439249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Oral History: Let Their Voices Be Heard. Linking Learning with Life.
Haggerty, Patricia M.
This booklet provides information for creating an oral history project as part of a service learning program in schools. It shares a user-friendly approach to oral histories using one practitioner's experience during several years of classroom practice and a year as a Christa McAuliffe Fellow. The following topics are discussed: (1) the richness of oral history; (2) the subjects of oral history; (3) making community connections; (4) strategies for oral history projects; (5) the oral history and writing project; (6) using oral history in a standard-based society; and (7) the connectedness and meaning of oral history. Appendixes contain a bibliography that lists 10 references with war veteran themes and 16 books with intergenerational themes; a simple scoring rubric for biographies; steps for guided reflection; and 6 additional references. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Local History, Moral Development, Oral History, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: Funded under a Learn and Serve America Training and Technical Assistance Grant.