Help your young historian understand how each of our individual stories impact our collective understanding of history, our world, and ourselves.
In this project, kids plan and conduct an oral history to capture an individual story to add to an online archive. They prepare, conduct, and record an interview to understand and share the life story of an individual they would like to honor.
Using new, developing skills in the real-world motivates kids to dig deeper and makes learning and school feel relevant. In this project, kids practice important skills:
- Contextualizing Sources
- Synthesizing Multiple Sources
Products and Presentations
Speaking and Listening
- Norms/Active Listening
UNBOXED Projects consist of two downloadables:
- The project, a pdf slide presentation, which walks a kid through the project with general instruction and steps to complete. An older child should be able to use this document to understand what to do and when to do it. Younger kids may need additional assistance from an adult.
- Learning Support Tools (LST) are designed to provide kids additional support for carrying out the challenges in the project. These tools offer more detailed instructions to support kids’ thinking about the different tasks needed to complete each step. Not every step of the project needs a Learning Support Tool, and not every kid will need the support of every tool offered here. For those that do, these additional explanations, activities, guides, and examples can help accelerate learning.
Projects are designed to be completed over the course of a month, and are the perfect centerpiece for a celebration of learning. Download the project and LST and dive in!