Political History Interview

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Scholars participate in a short group discussion on the best ways to learn about history. They then must interview older citizens about their thoughts on politics and events. Thanks to varying perspectives, individuals see that people are one of the greatest resources of historical knowledge and everyone's personal experiences are different. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a local official to speak to the class about the history of the local government 
  • Have learners write short essays on what they learned from the interview 
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is installment two of a five-part series on democracy
  • Lessons do not need to be completed in order 
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Pros
  • Lesson provides the questions to help pupils conduct interviews
  • Great out-of-classroom exercise that allows more time in class to hold discussions and answer questions
Cons
  • None