|Scooped by Erika Vavayis|
The concept of the past can often be difficult for students as it can seem intangible and even irrelevant to students. History is about bridging this gap by creating rich concrete points of connection that excite students' imagination and curiosity. This resource gives teachers a project they can use and adapt in their classrooms which allows students to create an authentic oral history through an interview using ICT such as hand held cameras. Recording the life stories of an older person can be a powerful and engaging experience for students. Students develop an understanding of their community and their ability to contribute to it. They become aware of similarities and differences between people and become more aware of diversity in the wider community, as well as the concept of change over time.
The resource embeds elements of the TPACK model throughout. Content and Pedagogical knowledge is used by how the film uses oral history, which creates an authentic and living connection with the past. Technology, Pedagogical and Content knowledge is explored though technology which has the unique capacity to enable young learners to experience and understand the concept of sequential time (Koehler, & Mishra, 2009).