Tag Archives: oral history pedagogy

Oral History Meets Pedagogy In the Classroom

Each summer Social Studies @ CSU features an “In the Classroom” series highlighting different strategies to connect Social Studies content with pedagogy.  In 2013 the Mapwalk Journeys series focused on Professor Stephen Cory’s Mapwalk activity and fostering geographic literacy in the classroom.  The 2014 series Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology addressed the challenges of using […]

History Speaks: Empowering Teachers to Incorporate Oral History

When Professor Shelley Rose broached the idea of developing an Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) proposal around the practice of utilizing oral history in K-12 classrooms, I knew it meshed with one of my own goals: to invite broad use of the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection, a growing repository of more than 1,000 interviews conducted as part of […]

History Speaks: Reflections from Victoria McDonough

Over the course of this summer, Chris Morris and I have had the opportunity and privilege to explore oral history methods and resources for the purpose of making them more accessible to educators and connecting them to practical classroom uses. Using oral history interviews from the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection, we have worked to […]

Voices from the Past: Exploring World War II through Oral History

For the next portion of the summer blog series, Chris Morris and I will be providing sample lesson plans and teaching materials to help educators incorporate oral history interviews and methods within their classrooms. This lesson plan addresses the following standards from the Ohio Department of Education’s Model Curriculum for American History and Modern 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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