The Infusion of Oral History into the Arts Curriculum: Telling Stories and Creating Art
When students listen to Oral histories, they are learning multiple skills, including synthesis and categorizing. By combining oral histories into an art class, the teacher can ask students to stretch their imaginations and listen and create at the same time. By showing the results of such a project, I hope to introduce one more avenue of imaginative exploration to the arts curriculum. I will talk about collecting oral histories, the legal wranglings of oral history, and how to incorporate into the arts curriculum for an exciting adventure that is multidisciplinary.
Keywords: Oral History, Arts Curriculum, Multidisciplinary Interaction
Dr Deanne Stephens Nuwer
Assistant Professor of History, History Department, University of Southern Mississippi