BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Oral History of the Local Community
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|Grade: 1st - 6th grade
Class: English Language Arts
Indian Lake Central School
|NYS Content Area Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
ELA Standards #4 Language for social interaction, #1 language for information and understanding, and #2 language for literary response and expression.
|Keywords: oral history|
|Investigative Question or Issue: What was it like to live in our local community over the last 80 years?|
This challenge is designed to be given to an entire class. Part of the challenge is for students to recognize the need to gain access to the various kinds of recording technologies required to put together an oral history. The teacher will want to make sure a videocamera, tape recording device, and digital camera are all available. The teacher will also want to be completely comfortable with guiding students in the use of this equipment.
As a class, organize, plan, and create a written history based on interviews and photographs of local people who have lived in our community over the past 80 years.
This written history might take the form of a class book that is composed of articles that information gleaned from interviews with local people and includes photographs or illustrations that depict scenes from their stories.
As you begin to make plans for this project, discuss each of the following questions below with your teacher. Use these discussions to make decisions about how you will go about completing your work.
•Focus questions for your work:
• How will your notes from these interviews be organized? Who you write them up?
As you go about putting your book together, remember that careful planning and attention to detail are very important. Whatever articles you write should be in proper form (topic sentence, body, and conclusion) and display correct spelling and grammar. Please make sure the stories you tell and information you include are accurate.
All members of the class are expected to participate in the process of creating the book and do their fair share of the work.
We will discuss in class how much time you will have to complete this challenge.
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|Standard/Criteria:||Points Possible:||Points Awarded:|
Student participates in the planning stages of the project
Student participates in the interview process of the project - plays role assigned to best of ability
Student participates in writing up articles for the project
Articles written in proper form - (topic sentence, body, conclusion)
Articles have correct spelling and grammar
Articles are accurate in factual detail
Student contributes to final stage of production of articles or illustrations
Choose 2 of 3
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