Linda Shopes moderates a web forum on using oral history at historymatters.gmu.edu
Starting February 3, 2003, Linda Shopes will moderate a month-long open discussion on using oral history to teach U.S. History on the History Matters Web site (http://historymatters.gmu.edu). From the History Matters home page select "Coming in Feb: Linda Shopes on Using Oral History." To subscribe, choose "Join or leave the list." This forum will run from February 3 through February 28, 2003.
Shopes will answer questions and lead a discussion on using oral history as a resource for teaching U.S. history in high school and college survey courses, with specific suggestions for strategies and sources. Although the moderator will respond to questions and comments, we also encourage participants to respond to one another.
Linda Shopes is a historian at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. She has worked on, consulted for, and written about oral history projects for more than twenty-five years. She is co-editor of The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History and is past president of the Oral History Association. She is also the author of "Making Sense of Oral History" in the Making Sense of Evidence section of History Matters: The U.S. Survey on the Web.
History Matters is a gateway to the Web for teachers of the U.S. History Survey course. It provides high school and college teachers (and their students) a starting point for exploring American history on the Web with a large number of first-person historical documents for use in the classroom, an extensive annotated list of Web links, and a range of teaching resources (including sample syllabi, teaching assignments, and forums). History Matters is a project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The History Matters Web site was created with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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