How to do an Oral History

This section of the Website gives guidance on how to interview someone. Below are pdf links to written instructions and rubrics, and Illinois State Learning Standards addressing oral history activities.

Instructional Videos on Preparation

Museum Tech Academy students made these instructional videos on how to research your subject, provide context, formulate questions, set up equipment, and create a storyboard. On page two are two sample clips from walk-and-talk interviews about quail and pheasant and deer.

How to do Oral History.pdf16.43 KB
Digital Storytelling Diagram & Storyboard27.29 KB
Rubric Sheet for Editing Story Forms & Storyboards8.65 KB
Illinois Learning Standards for Oral History Activities5.87 KB
Research Your Subject Activity243.51 KB
Asking Good Questions Activity6.53 KB