Activities and Lessons
The activities in this section are for everyone. The activities are generally in the subject areas of Fine Arts, Language Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Parents can do them with their children. Scouts could investigate some of them for agricultural badges. Artists, musicians, and writers can be inspired by the stories in the oral histories of our farmers. Gardeners can use the information on growing crops in the past to try some of the old ways.
These activities and lessons are standards-based, so teachers and homeschoolers can use them with their students. The lesson plans begin by searching by keyword, person, location, or time the ISM Oral History of Agriculture database of over 150 audio and video interviews of Illinois farmers. An activity is based on the information in them.
The format is less formal than school-based lesson formats, but the objectives, materials, procedures, and standards are built in. Included are extension of the activity with other Illinois State Museum Web modules, lessons, and online activities.
Below is a pdf file of a research form you can use to take notes when searching the database for topics.
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This section of the Website gives guidance on how to interview someone.
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With the inception of audio recording, Oral History has regained its place of prominence in the Historical community.
A transcriber will listen to an interview and type it word for word.