Oral History for Educators 

Dates: March 14 – 17, Online
Instructor: Suzanne Snider

This workshop is designed for educators who want to bring oral history into their classrooms and learning spaces. We’ll begin with a rigorous introduction to oral history theory, methods and practice before reviewing existing curricula and projects as a jumping off place to design our own curricula/projects.

We’ll think about how oral history’s best practices dovetail with a range of learning objectives, seizing upon the field’s potential to support active listening, ethical documentary practice along with considerations of: primary sources, myth, memory, the archive as a future history, silence, talking across difference, problem solving, song/music, shared authority, collaborative analysis and historiography. Participants will be guided through a design process with a chance to workshop their emergent ideas with the group.

How can we collaborate with students in ways that honor their abundance of lived experiences, and offer more mutable spaces for social research, analysis and generally thinking out loud?

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