House History Comes Alive

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How reliable is oral history?. The resource uses the oral history website to help academics understand the pros and cons of using the recollections to teach others. Scholars complete a worksheet, draft a letter to representative, and participate in group discussion to understand the history of the House of Representatives through the lens of oral history. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create an oral history to share with the class
  • Arrange for an historian to share an oral history of the local community 
Classroom Considerations
  • Internet access is required to complete the lesson
Pros
  • Lesson includes an extension activity to enhance learning
  • The resource can be adapted to younger grade levels 
Cons
  • None