Oral Histories

Subject:Language Arts,
Social Sciences,
Ed. Technology
Grade:3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students interview local Native Americans to learn about their history, culture, and contributions to the region.




oral history, communication, Native American, elder, Internet, letters, interview

Materials Needed

library resources, local telephone books, or computers with Internet access, paper, pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

(Note to teachers: Sharing oral history is an important part of Native American culture. One of the goals of this lesson is to give students an opportunity to learn about this tradition.)


Evaluate students' participation, questions, and letters.