What We Can Learn from Family Stories
Lucy Hayes: First Ladies' Lives
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: Several class periods
In the mid-nineteenth century, just as today, families had stories—stories about parents when they were children, stories about their family members or pets, stories about school, stories about what life was like “back then.” However, today we are all so busy, we often don’t take the time to pass along the great stories in our families.
Web sites: http://www.foxfire.org/teachi.html http://www.doingoralhistory.org/sources/Oral_Hist_Educ_Methodology.htm Credits:This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.