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This Internet project was a self-guided  exercise where students accessed an Oral History Website and selected various questions to complete personal stories about their lives. 

Writing Stories using Oral History Site

State of Maine's Learning Results

English Language Arts

E. PROCESSES OF WRITING AND SPEAKING

Students will demonstrate the ability to use the skills and strategies of the writing process.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

1. Tell about experiences and discoveries, both orally and in writing.

 

Students completed stories about their lives for their Local History/Genealogy Book. Vanessa is documenting her second grade experiences.
   

Writing Stories using Oral History Site

GRADE: 2

OBJECTIVES:

1. Students will learn that the web is a good place to get ideas for documenting their personal history.

2. Students will start documenting their personal lives.

MATERIALS:

Computers with Internet

Paper and pencil

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

Step 1.  Students will access the oral history site using  this link. http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/oralhist.htm

Step 2.  From the list, students will use the oral history  questions to  begin writing their own family stories and documenting their life connections.

ASSESSMENT:  Rubric