Unlocking the Power of Oral History with Etta King
Talking with older relatives and community members about their lives is a great way for students to build practical skills, develop new relationships, and unlock exciting historical stories. Learn how to lead an oral history project with your students, be introduced to JWA’s myriad oral history resources, and brainstorm with colleagues about how to bring inter-generational story sharing into your classroom or community.
Session Materials and Handouts
Oral History Resources from JWA
Reading on the Benefits of Oral History and Story Sharing
- Emory University study about the benefits of children knowing their family history
- New York Times article The Stories That Bind Us
Roleplaying Activity: Interview Don't's
Covenant in Action—adDRESSING women's lives
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Unlocking the Power of Oral History with Etta King." (Viewed on September 23, 2021) <https://jwa.org/teach/profdev/webinars/2014/oralhistory>.