Oral History Project
Added Dec 09, 2018 •
Supervisor of K-12 Social Studies Andrea Brennan and Westfield High School social studies teachers Hilary Haskell, Kimberly Leegan, and Elizabeth Piombino were invited to present at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies on Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 in Chicago. The theme of the conference was “Yesterday - Tomorrow: Building the Future of Social Studies.” Our four educators presented an overview of a popular social studies project in Westfield Public Schools that empowers students to discover and connect their own stories of history through oral narratives and genealogy. This video briefly summarizes the project, using interviews with the educators and their students.