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The Value of Oral Family Histories

Teaching and learning can occur in varied locations. Last weekend Carol and I made the annual Memorial Day visit to family cemeteries with my sister Pat, her husband Skip and their grandson Nick. 787 more words

Family Stories


Back and forth, left to right, her tongue swayed the lip.
She spoke with wet words, drying right away.
Power grew from the barrel of the gun, right right right? 104 more words

Oral Histories

The King

The fragile and hard lined hand grasped mine – light white and black locks static, ready to obey.

There lay the parting.

Visible as the deformed crack on his parietal. 98 more words

Oral Histories

California Library Leaders Tell Their Stories

The California Library Leader Memory Project is now available. It’s an exciting resource for new and young library professionals and those aspiring to leadership within the library profession. 259 more words

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Share Your Resistance Story in Teachers on the Front Line

Over the past two decades, corporate reformers have dramatically changed the nature of teaching and learning in the U.S. While these reformers promoted accountability and choice as the way to eliminate the “achievement gap,” educators know that it is precisely these policies that have exacerbated inequalities. 137 more words

Oral Histories

How The Creative And Unusual World Of Tim Burton's 'Beetlejuice' Became A Beautiful Reality

Whenever Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is mentioned in a circle of cinephiles, words like “unique,” “original” and even “insane” are tossed around in a game of dodge the adjective. 3,878 more words

Film Drunk

Historical Voices - Weekly Round-Up for April 24, 2015

Another multi-media weekly round-up as we consider this week how we construct history. In other words, which sources do we use to create a narrative of the past? 233 more words