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 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, 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.
Note: The example curricula will be directly relevant for learners age 5 and up, though we welcome early childhood educators, as well. Please contact us with any questions about the appropriate fit of this workshop or other workshops.
Instructor: Suzanne Snider
Location: 1 North Front Street, Hudson, New York
Tuition: Sliding Scale ($475 to $700. See below for more details)*
We are accepting scholarship applications from local Hudson area educators (K-12) for three tuition-free spaces