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ERIC Number: EJ766584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Listen Up: Studying the American Labor Movement through Oral Histories
Bolick, Cheryl Mason; Norberg, Lisa; Durbin, Dayna
Social Education, v71 n3 p130-135 Apr 2007
Oral histories are an exciting way to directly involve students in the act of historical inquiry. They assist students in personalizing history and relating to the actual lives behind major events, names, and dates in history. This article discusses the benefits of using oral histories in the classroom. It describes how to use "Oral Histories of the American South," a new and growing collection within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's "Documenting the American South" digital library, in the classroom. Additional classroom activities using "Oral Histories of the American South" are presented. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina