Histories of Autism

“Autism is a relatively new (and increasingly common) disability, and we don’t yet fully understand it.  The symptoms vary enormously from individual to individual. Severity can range from barely noticeable to totally debilitating. The condition often impairs the ability to read but can also result in “hyperlexia”, a syndrome which involves precocious reading at a very early age but also difficulties in reading comprehension.” Read full article here.

Oral History in Primary School Classroom

“Gosia Brown, one of the Head Teachers at St. Francis Melton Catholic Primary School in Leicestershire, England, discusses the ways that oral history has become a part of its curriculum, a subset of a larger project about the school’s heritage and history within the community.”

Read the complete article from the “The Oral History Review” here and download the free resource.

D-Day 6th June 1944

“The details have dimmed with time, so it is impossible to know what altitude the Marauder crews were told to fly over Utah Beach on the northern coast of France. Cornelius Ryan of the London Daily Telegraph was sitting in the prefabricated metal hut where the officers of the 386th Bomb Group were briefed. “You may have to bomb as high as 12,000 feet or lower than 1,000 feet,” he quoted the group commander as saying. “The cloud height will determine this.” For full story click here.

Oral History in Primary Schools

“Gosia Brown, one of the Head Teachers at St. Francis Melton Catholic Primary School in Leicestershire, England, discusses the ways that oral history has become a part of its curriculum, a subset of a larger project about the school’s heritage and history within the community.” For full story, including a link to a free resource page, click here.

Vietnam War

“Mark Dapin’s latest book, Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History, is not directly inspired by Lembcke’s work but follows a similar path. As a journalist, Dapin dutifully reported the stories Australian veterans told him of spit, verbal abuse and red paint. Yet as the improbability of some of these stories increased, so too did his scepticism, prompting him to undertake a doctorate at UNSW Canberra. ” Read full review here.