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Alternative Lessons for Faster Paced Learning

During the academic year 2018-2019, Professor Denise Meringolo developed an approach to oral history training that was adaptable to various learning situations She implemented this training during one week summer camp, during an after-school program, and for students engaged in one or two quarter projects. Educators in a variety of settings may find her notes and Power Point slides useful as a foundation for implementing this project in their unique educational circumstances.

Lesson Two: The Oral History Process

This lesson introduces students to the specific steps and methods of oral history. They will prepare interview questions for their first short interview. This lesson also emphasizes the need for secondary source research and includes several articles about the roots of the Baltimore Uprising. Teachers who choose to emphasize a different event are encouraged to provide students with a selection of relevant readings.