ERIC Number: ED481825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
History Untold: Celebrating Ohio History Through ABLE Students. Ohio History Project.
Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
This document is a compilation of 33 pieces of writing presenting Ohio adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) students' perspectives of community and personal history. The items included in the compilation were written by ABLE students across Ohio in celebration of Ohio History Day. The compilation is organized in five sections as follows: (1) personal history (eight personal narratives, including narratives describing work at the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant, life in an oil patch, life in the mountains during the Depression, life on a farm in the 1950s, and life as the brother of a heart and kidney transplant recipient); (2) historical communities (nine descriptions of Ohio sites that are included in the National Register of Historic Places); (3) oral history (four narratives and an interview with a man who was imprisoned in the Soviet Union in 1968 after Russian fighter planes forced his plane down for allegedly violating Soviet air space); (4) historical weather (eight personal narratives, including a narrative about the 1978 blizzard, several about floods, and a narrative about a tornado); and (5) historical fiction (three history-based fictional narratives, including one about "rum runners" smuggling liquor from Canada during Prohibition and one about a P.T. boat prowling Lake Erie during World War II). (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Community Development, Family History, Historic Sites, Interviews, Literacy Education, Local History, Natural Disasters, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Personal Writing, Reminiscence, State History, Student Developed Materials, Weather
For full text: http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Pubs/ohp01/index.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Creative Works; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio