The Value of Oral History

Oral histories are one tool that historians use to understand the past. Go to the StoryCorps Animation websites and view a couple of the oral history animated videos. Then answer the following questions: Why is oral history important? What can be gained from oral history than is missing in other types of sources? Is this a valuable teaching tool? What are the problems that oral history might present? Which video(s) did you enjoy and why?

To receive full credit for this assignment your post must:

  1. Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately
  2. In your initial post, include at least one interesting question the readings raised for you.

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