Tell Me Your Stories


Reviewed by Linda McMillan

This site is a wonderful resource for Middle and High School teachers who want to introduce their students to the joy of oral history. It contains curriculum, handouts, questionnaires and samples of oral history projects. All of this is free and the handouts can be downloaded in Word format. There is a video to accompany the curriculum which costs $15. Ordering instructions are available.

The FAQ section offers instructors detailed assistance on how to get students excited about this project and to help students realize how important our elderly are to our history.

The site is maintained by the Living Legacies Historical Foundation. The organizationís goal is to increase interaction between young people and our elderly. Young people can learn history from the people who lived it.

There are various links to other oral history projects including: Baylor University, Library of Congress Learning Page, University of California and several universities in the United Kingdom.

Tellmeyourstories features a very pleasing layout and includes wonderful photos and quotes from students who have completed the project. It is easy to navigate and follows a logical progression. The site has a copyright of 2002.