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Grade 12 - 3 - Oral Histories: An Invaluable Resource

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/11-12/2

Grade 12 - 3 - Oral Histories: An Invaluable Resource

This lesson focuses on explicitly explaining what an Oral History is and the value it can hold as a primary source resource.  Students will use the Oral History framework from the Library of Congress to independently analyze a piece of the Milepost to Self-Government Oral History Project.

How to use this lesson:

There are two use cases for the Ready for More modules. 1) Delivered whole class by the teacher or 2) student-managed independently or in small groups. If students are working independently, ensure students orient themselves with the directions on the first card of the lesson.

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 12.DC.17: Students identify key people who were civic and political leaders in Washington, D.C. during the second half of the 20th century.

C3 Framework Indicators and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies:

  • D1.4.9-12: Explain how supporting questions contribute to an inquiry and how, through engaging source work, new compelling and supporting questions emerge.