Lesson Objectives

Students will learn the basic principles of oral history, then work with excerpts of oral histories collected as part of the NOLA Resistance project to see those principles in action.



Handout: Stories of Resistance—Introduction

Worksheet: Examining Stories of Resistance

Handout and Audio Clips: Stories of Resistance—Oral Histories



1. Distribute Stories of Resistance—Introduction. Share read the text.

2. Distribute Examining Stories of Resistance. Play the oral history excerpts linked here, then have students respond to the prompts on the worksheet. You may distribute transcripts of the oral history excerpts to students for reference.

3. Allow students to share their reactions to the oral history and their responses to the worksheet prompts.