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Protest Voices in the Classroom: Anti-War Movement Lesson Plan

The anti-war movement during the course of the Vietnam War impacted American society and attempted to influence US foreign policy in Southeast Asia through various means. The anti-war movement began with mass demonstrations and protest actions before shifting to active resistance, including militancy in some instances. By the end of the Vietnam War, the anti-war […]

History Speaks: Reflection from Chris Morris

The experience of working with Tori McDonough under the guidance of Dr. Shelley Rose and Dr. Mark Souther has been nothing short of invaluable. I have learned a wealth of new information about the teaching profession, the historical process, and how oral histories can have an impact in the classroom. Our project, History Speaks: Using […]

Nationalism and World Geography

As we saw with Tori McDonough’s previous post on Gender Equality, there are a number of different ways in which to utilize oral histories in the classroom. Continuing with the non-traditional lesson plan format, I have chosen to write a flipped lesson plan for tackling the concepts of immigration and nationalism as well as world […]

Scholarship on Oral History Pedagogy

Oral histories bring the past to life in ways ordinary textbooks cannot. Through the power of hearing an individual’s voice and listening to their stories, students and teachers alike form a powerful, personal connection with the historical period under investigation. In addition, the process of creating oral histories in the classroom allows teachers to introduce […]

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