Exploring Community Through Local History: Oral Stories, Landmarks and Traditions
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.
Capturing an Oral History: Tips for Students
Primary Source Learning: Oral Histories & Personal Narratives
collections & teaching resources
High School, Middle School
Civics, Social Studies
community, culture, Federal Writers' Project, interviews, landmarks, life histories, local history, oral histories, traditions, WPA