Closing the Generation Gap through Interview

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Multimedia Details Title: Closing the Generation Gap through Interview
Creator: Nelda LeCroy Dr. Catherine G. Raulston
Submitted By: Nelda LeCroy, Isabella High School, Chilton County

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: Closing the Generation Gap through Interview
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies
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