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An Examination of Interviews from the American Slave Narratives and the American Folklore Collection
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Students will examine and interpret interviews obtained by authors working for the ...

Students will examine and interpret interviews obtained by authors working for the Federal Writer's Project during the 1930s. A close study of the narratives will allow students to: Understand the specific tasks undertaken by men and women employed by one of the work relief programs of the New Deal; Obtain a more personal sense of the past by examining the lives and careers of ordinary men and women interviewed during the period of the Federal Writer's Project; Learn about the process and issues involved in doing oral history.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New Deal Network
Author:
Dick Parsons