Using Oral History to Engage Students Presented at HTAV Middle Years Conference

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Using Oral History to Engage Students Presented at HTAV Middle Years Conference Slide 2 Focus of this presentation Rationale Teaching historical skills Teaching historical content Slide 3 Rationale Student engagement Doing the subject Interpersonal skills Slide 4 Teaching Historical Skills Identify a range of questions about the past to inform a historical inquiry Draw conclusions about the usefulness of sources Identify and describe points of view, attitudes and values in primary and secondary sources Slide 5 Teaching Historical Skills continued Develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources that are acknowledged Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (Years 7-8) Identify and analyse the perspectives of people from the past (Year 9) Slide 6 Teaching Historical Content World War Two The experiences of Australians during World War II The impact of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the Australian home front, including the changing roles of women and use of wartime government controls (ACARA n.d.) Slide 7 Teaching Historical Content continued Popular culture Migration experiences Slide 8 Breakdown of Unit Hook Explanation of the term Show model of an Oral History Slide 9 Breakdown of Unit Assignments Oral History project PowerPoint presentation on process Reflective essay Slide 10 Scaffolding Explanation of types of questions Closed Open Follow-on Modelling Active Listening Slide 11 Scaffolding continued Use of artefacts Slide 12 Scaffolding continued Bloopers exercise Mock interview Fishbowl interview Slide 13 Scaffolding continued Model transcribing interview Model editing transcript into an oral history Basic grammar Slide 14 Other activities Jeopardy game Scattergories game Slide 15 Remember to Teach the necessary language features Temporal connectives Chronological order Paragraphing Consistent use of past tense when recounting Use of first person Be passionate! Slide 16 Webpage for Rules for Scattergories ories-7100514 ories-7100514 Slide 17 Bibliography Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (n.d.). The Australian Curriculum v 6.0 History Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by Rows. Retrieved July 2, 2014, from tory/Curriculum/F-10#level7. tory/Curriculum/F-10#level7 Independent Television Service. (2004). Independent lens: The new Americans. Retrieved July 2, 2014, from http://www- Paul, P.J. (1997). Fish bowls and bloopers: Oral history in the classroom. OAH Magazine of History, 11 (3), 43-46. Retrieved December 21, 2009, from Pchakjian, O. (2003). Interview with my grandfather- Sarkis Aivazian. Retrieved July 2, 2014, from Slide 18 Picture Credits humanities/files/imagecache/event_feature_image/Screen%20shot%202013-03-11%20at%2011.43.46%20AM.png humanities/files/imagecache/event_feature_image/Screen%20shot%202013-03-11%20at%2011.43.46%20AM.png