Lesson

Learn About Your Community

Lesson Overview

Part 1: Collect Oral Histories – 15 minutes

Give your students a week to interview an older person about their relationship to one or several natural, cultural, or historic landmarks in their community and to later share their findings with the class. Interviews may be transcribed, videotaped, tape recorded, or condensed into a narrative. This assignment can either be high-tech or low-tech, it’s up to you.

Part 2: Share Your Interview Findings – 2-4 class periods

After allowing preparation time, let students talk to the rest of the class about what they learned in their interviews. Give them 3-5 minutes each for presentations.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

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7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Social Studies

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