Will Winter's Class
Rancho Verde High School
About the project: The Oral History project is valuable to students to reflect on their shared experience. The process for the assignment was easy for students to access and worked well during distance learning.
Challenges we experienced were mostly due to students having low motivation. The artivism component is the greatest challenge since there is not a clear example of how to do this and it forces the students to be creative. I attempted to make it more accessible by providing them multiple ways to complete this.
Unique examples from my students were a graphic map and a meme turned into a video. Two of my students shared stories of losing loved ones during the pandemic. After some discussion with Mr. Fish, I would like to add to the questions and explain how to do follow-up questions. I think the students would also benefit from being required to turn in the recordings of the interviews. We look forward to doing this again next year.
All oral histories have been edited for length and clarity and to protect the narrator's privacy. All oral histories and photos are shared with the narrators' permission. These oral histories were completed in Spring 2021.