Oral History Project

Get up-close-and-personal with history using guidance for an oral history project. An engaging resource takes pupils through brainstorming through feedback for a project to interview and collect oral histories from members of their communities. Additional teacher materials connect project to anti-bias education ideas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Adapt oral history project to content students are learning in history or social studies classes
  • Team up with another class or grade level to expand the scope of the project
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners may need to interview people off school grounds, so check school and district policies 
Pros
  • Resource allows for scaffolding and differentiation, including for English learners
  • Project includes all necessary rubrics and ideas for feedback, making it easy to use
Cons
  • None