School students do oral history

A recent oral history project became more than just another school assignment for a seventh grade class at Readington Middle School. It evolved into an opportunity to forge new relationships while learning other people’s life stories.  At their first meeting on Oct. 29, each educator was paired with a group of three to five students with whom they would work over the course of the assignment. During this initial session, the students interviewed the educators, asking about their childhood days, their education and preparation to become teachers, memories of their teachings days, and insights as to how schools have changed since their tenure in the classroom. For full story click here.  This is an example of what can be done in the classroom to further oral history.

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