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Closing the Generation Gap through Interview

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Nelda LeCroy

Dr. Catherine G. Raulston


Isabella High School

University of Montevallo


This podcast describes a collaborative project in which students determined, with several options available, to conduct research about the past by interviewing people who lived during the Great Depression. The students had read Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, which depicted hard financial times. They explored traditional research methods (books and Internet) but decided on Interview with elderly residents from a nearby nursing home to achieve the most "local" information possible.  

Length: 2:33

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Fried Green Tomatoes & Cultural Crossroads

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[ELA2015] (8) 34: Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. [SL.8.5]


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