Hello. I'm sure many of you have seen at least part of the recent PBS documentary series "The War" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It is an amazing example of how the power of story can be used to teach history. Several months ago I was contacted by PBS to be the guest blogger for their "Media Infusion" blog. I wrote a blog entry for the month of November 2007 on using the power of story in teaching with "The War" as a foundation. Please visit the blog and post a comment. I will be answering questions during the month via the comments to the post and I'm very interesting in how other people are using stories and oral histories in their classroom.
Today's podcast gives some personal reflections about saving oral histories and some projects I am working on with my students over the next semester.
Podcast #122 Show Notes:
- The Oral History Project - Connecting Students to Their Community, Grades 4-8 - book by Diane Skiffington Dickson, Linda Reilly, Dick Heyler and Stephanie Romano