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ERIC Number: EJ790064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Golden Oldies: Using Digital Recording to Capture History
Langhorst, Eric
School Library Journal, v54 n3 p50-53 Mar 2008
Analog audio recording has been around for a long time, but today's digital technology makes the process even easier, thanks to inexpensive equipment and free editing software. This year, the author's students at South Valley Junior High in Liberty, Missouri, will embark on an oral history project in which they will record their own family stories, then share them with the community through local libraries and museums. Through various projects, including a book blog, students have discovered their local past. The challenge now is to help them understand history as something more than a series of well-known events and famous--or infamous--individuals; that it can be much more personal. Such a connection, the author has found, often creates a spark that drives an individual to learn more about history in general. The oral history project is designed to help students learn more about their own heritage. Then, hopefully, they will make connections to broader historical events that they generally encounter in the classroom. (Contains 1 resource and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri