Jan 11 – 14 & 19-21 Shaking the Family Tree & Oral History for Educators

Shaking the Family Tree: Oral History, Family History and Insider Interviews

Dates: Jan 11 – 14

Location: Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson New York

Instructors: Suzanne Snider

Tuition: $575 ($500 for friends/family members who apply together)

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For many of us, family is the obvious—and sometimes most complicated—place to start our work as oral historians. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use oral history to document and preserve their family stories. We’ll discuss common challenges: convincing your family to participate, delving into sensitive subjects and secrets, and working with interviewees who may suffer from memory loss.

Oral History for Educators

Dates: January 19 – 21

Location: 1 North Front Street, Hudson, New York

Instructor: Suzanne Snider

Tuition: Sliding Scale ($475 to $700. See here for more details)*

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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.

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