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Oral history project

  1. 1. David C. Barrow ElementaryOral History Project<br />Andy Plemmons<br />Media Specialist<br />http://barrowmediacenter.wordpress.com<br />
  2. 2. What is your story?<br />Think of story from your life that you never want to forget.<br />
  3. 3. A Student Perspective<br />
  4. 4. Collaboration<br />“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” <br />Author Unknown<br />
  5. 5. Library of Congress<br />Video Conferencing:<br />Gathering Community Stories<br />http://bit.ly/3YkbA9<br />
  6. 6. Untangling a plan<br />CC image http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinndombrowski/3989269214/<br />
  7. 7. Scheduling<br />Brainstorm list<br />Announcements to whole faculty<br />Days & Times<br />Calls & Emails<br />
  8. 8. Kickoff<br />
  9. 9. Technology Center: Digital Cameras & Audacity<br />
  10. 10. Technology Center:<br />Online Oral History<br />
  11. 11. Exploring Oral History Online<br />Story Corps<br />Veterans History Project<br />Great Chicago Fire<br />What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?<br />Adult Voices, Children’s Eyes<br />Telling Their Stories<br />Find more resources at http://slidesha.re/bMYSmx<br />
  12. 12. Primary Documents: Barrow’s History in Scrapbooks<br />
  13. 13. Interview Etiquette & Question Development<br />National Day of Listening<br />
  14. 14. Question Development<br /><ul><li>Start with “what” and “how” for exploration
  15. 15. “Tell me more” can expand the story
  16. 16. Closed-ended questions get 1-2 word answers
  17. 17. Open-ended questions uncover a story</li></li></ul><li>How can these questions be tuned to better uncover the hidden stories?<br />Where were you born?<br />Is there a special object from school that has special significance to you?<br />Did you have any traditions when you went to our school?<br />Were there foods you liked in the lunchroom?<br />Did you have recess?<br />
  18. 18. Student Generated Questions<br /><ul><li>What was a typical school day like?
  19. 19. What did students do for fun at recess?
  20. 20. What did you enjoy about school?
  21. 21. What were your favorite Barrow traditions?
  22. 22. What are your favorite memories or stories of Barrow?
  23. 23. What historical events happened when you were at Barrow?
  24. 24. How has your time at Barrow influenced you in your life?
  25. 25. Is there anything else you would like to share with me about Barrow?</li></ul>Remember this helpful phrase:<br />Please tell me more about …<br />
  26. 26. Interviews: <br />3 days <br />2 sessions per day<br />
  27. 27. Phone Interviews<br />
  28. 28. Legends<br />
  29. 29. Connections and the Unexpected<br />
  30. 30. Reunions<br />
  31. 31. Interview Release Form<br />http://slidesha.re/9rAcLd<br />
  32. 32. Final Products<br />
  33. 33. Visit our oral history<br />page at:<br />http://bit.ly/9jFMuD<br />The Barrow Oral History Project<br />

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