Dialogue with the Past

Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History

By (author) Glenn Whitman

Publication date:

15 September 2004

Length of book:

184 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780759106482

Oral history is a marvelous force for empowering young people with a love of history. But educators today may wonder how they might use it to inspire their students while still teaching the necessary curriculum and meeting standards. In Dialogue with the Past Glenn Whitman addresses these concerns from his own rich experience and that of many other teachers and students. He helps readers understand the background and methodology of oral history, guides them in creating and conducting an oral history project in the classroom, and directly addresses the issue of meeting standards. Peppered with useful tips, examples from students and teachers, and reproducible forms, along with a comprehensive bibliography, this book will be a vital and inspirational tool for anyone working with secondary students. Visit the authors' web page
As a teacher who uses oral history creatively in his classes, Glenn Whitman shares his enthusiasm, expertise, and high expectations in this handy manual. Dialogue With the Past offers teachers wise advice and a detailed design for implementing student oral history projects.