Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education

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Barry Allen Lanman, Laura Marie Wendling
Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - 483 Seiten
Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians is an invaluable resource to educators seeking to bring history alive for students at all levels. The anthology opens with chapters on the fundamentals of oral history and its place in the classroom, but its heart lies in nearly two dozen insightful personal essays by educators who have successfully incorporated oral history into their own teaching. Filled with step by step descriptions and positive student feedback, these chapters offers practical suggestions on creating curricula, engaging students, gathering community support, and meeting educational standards. Lanman and Wendling open each chapter with thoughtful questions that guide readers, whether unfamiliar with oral history or seeking to refine their approach, in applying the examples to their own classrooms. The bibliography of further resources at the anthology's close provides interested educators with all the information necessary to transform their lessons and show their students' history's power as a living force within their own lives and communities.

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Foundations of Oral History Education
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Barry A. Lanman is the Director of the Martha Ross Center for Oral History and a professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Concurrently, he serves as an oral history consultant/interviewer and specializes in the field of oral history as an educational methodology. Laura Wendling has also served on the Executive Board of the California Council for the Social Studies and on the Archives Committee for the National Council for the Social Studies. And she was honored with California State University San Marcos' Distinguished Professor award in 2000.

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