MHHE Oral History Program: Guide for Educators

Oral history means to gather information about the past through recorded interviews with people who experienced it firsthand. In the classroom, oral histories are valuable primary sources, connecting students of all ages to the past through eyewitness testimony. They can provide personal insight on complicated issues.

The MHHE Oral History Program includes interviews related to World War II, the Holocaust, the American home front during the war, and the immigration experience. In order to effectively utilize video clips from the program in your classroom, consider the following guidelines.

For additional information, access the Library of Congress Teacher's Guide: Analyzing Oral Histories.

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