Exploring Community Through Local History: Oral Stories, Landmarks and Traditions

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Overview

After being introduced to the American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1940 collection, students explore the local history and contemporary culture of their community through written and spoken stories; through landmarks such as buildings, parks, restaurants, or businesses; and celebration of cultural traditions.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

200-400 minutes

Topics

community, culture, Federal Writers' Project, interviews, landmarks, life histories, local history, oral histories, traditions, WPA

Author

Teaching with the Library of Congress

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