Know Your Past: Oral History/ Historical Research

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, there will be an information session to introduce students to the “Oral History/Historical Research” research project. Students will learn how to conduct research in a meaningful way. The research will focus on the history of the Cambria Heights community. During the 2nd session, participants will receive a researcher’s manual to guide their research projects. The following meetings will focus on production and presentation of research. The research workshop is in partnership with students from St. John’s University, Dr. Silva’s academic in-service learning course. Undergraduate students will work collaboratively with teens to complete historical research. Students participating in the program will learn essential skills for documenting and preserving local community histories through a series of workshops. These workshops will feature local history lessons about the Cambria Heights community and practical training in community research methods.

Info Session: Monday, October 1st 3:30pm

Session 1:
Local Community Research Wednesday, October 3rd 4-5pm

Session 2: Oral History-October 17th 4-5pm

Session 3:
Production and Presentation-October 24th 4-5pm

Dates: 10/1, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24.