ERIC Number: ED492943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education
Lanman, Barry A., Ed.; Wendling, Laura M., Ed.
This book is an invaluable resource to educators seeking to bring history alive for students at all levels. The anthology opens with chapters on the fundamentals of oral history and its place in the classroom, but its heart lies in nearly two dozen insightful personal essays by educators who have successfully incorporated oral history into their own teaching. Filled with step by step descriptions and positive student feedback, these chapters offers practical suggestions on creating curricula, engaging students, gathering community support, and meeting educational standards. The authors open each chapter with thoughtful questions that guide readers, whether unfamiliar with oral history or seeking to refine their approach, in applying the examples to their own classrooms. The bibliography of further resources at the anthology's close provides interested educators with all the information necessary to transform their lessons and show their students' history's power as a living force within their own lives and communities. This book is organized into the following parts: (1) Foundations of Oral History Education; (2) Oral History in Elementary Schools; (3) Oral History in Secondary Schools; (4) Oral History in Colleges and Universities; and (5) Resources for the Oral History Educator.
Descriptors: Historians, Anthologies, Oral History, History Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Community Support, Curriculum Development, Academic Standards
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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