ERIC Number: ED466668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Tell Us How It Was: Stories of Rural Elders Preserved by Rural Youth.
Rural School and Community Trust, Washington, DC.; What Kids Can Do, Inc., Providence, RI.
This publication compiles oral histories preserved by rural students around the country and provides teachers with information and resources for developing oral history projects. The first five sections were written by the students and teachers of (1) Anderson Valley Junior/Senior High School, Boonville, California; (2) Edcouch-Elsa High School, Elsa, Texas; (3) Mariposa Middle School, California; (4) Rocky Gap High School, Virginia; and (5) Sand Rock High School, Leesburg, Alabama, and Flambeau School District, Rusk County, Wisconsin. These sections include interview excerpts and complete interviews of community elders by students; teacher descriptions of how students prepared for and conducted the interviews, transcribed and edited their work, prepared the final publications, and carried out self-evaluations; and student reflections on their experiences during the project. Section 6 presents a selection of oral histories in alternate formats--as interview, essay, poetry, and playscript. Appendices provide more detailed descriptions of oral history projects at three schools; 63 resources contained in "Oral and Community History in K-12 Schools: An Annotated Bibliography" (Elisabeth Higgins Null); and contact information for the schools. (SV)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Intergenerational Programs, Interviews, Local History, Older Adults, Oral History, Place Based Education, Rural Education, Secondary Education, Story Telling, Student Projects
Rural School and Community Trust; 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 703, Washington, DC 20006 ($20.00). Tel: 202-955-7179; Web site: http://www.ruraledu.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural School and Community Trust, Washington, DC.; What Kids Can Do, Inc., Providence, RI.
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