March 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
See below for program information. Registration is required.
What does Democracy mean to you? What does it mean to be an informed and engaged citizen?
Delaware Humanities, the Delaware Historical Society, and the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press are offering a free, virtual Oral History Workshop for teachers and students, Grades 7-12, on March 10, 2021.
Students will learn how to design oral history interview questions, conduct virtual interviews, and properly document and preserve their recordings.
Registration is required.
Prior to the workshop, registrants will be sent a packet of materials. Included will be a classroom activity which teachers can conduct with students after the workshop.
The theme of the workshop is “What does Democracy mean? What does it mean to be an informed and engaged citizen?”
While the skills discussed can be applied to any subject, students who conduct interviews related to the theme are asked to share them with Delaware Humanities, the Delaware Historical Society, and the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press. The interviews will become part of the Delaware Historical Society’s archives and the top interviews may be featured in a future episode of Delaware Humanities’ podcast A Matter of Facts
Why collect oral history?
- Documentation and release forms
- Developing questions
- Equipment and interviewing tips
- Preservation and editing
We currently have a group of local journalists willing to work with teachers to be interviewed by their students. If you are a classroom teacher interested in having your students conduct interviews, please indicate this on the form linked to below.
The workshop will take place live on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 10 AM to 11 AM. Recordings will also be available.
We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.