Teaching oral history in schools – U.K.

2012  sees two big events in Britain: the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games. As a teacher you may already be thinking of how to bring these to life in your lesson planning, and one way of doing so would be through oral history.  Oral history is a wonderful way of encouraging pupils to engage with the wider community and offers the chance of learning new skills. Interviewing, editing audio, project management, web design, creating a display, writing a play, archiving – these are all skills that can be learnt through oral history. For full story which includes useful links, click here.