Digital Stories of Our Heroes
The teacher project pack contains a project overview, objectives, and guidelines; correlations to Illinois state learning standards; step-by-step project directions; peer assessment form; and a list of cross-curricular extension activity ideas.

Students are often more engaged in learning that engages them in real-world activities. This project allows students to learn and use interview and digital presentation skills to discover, elicit, and relate the stories of local veterans and others who have contributed significantly to the American memory.

To complete the project students will:

  • identify different types of primary resources found in the American Memory section at the Library of Congress website.
  • describe the features and functions of oral histories.
  • relate an important event in our country's history and the first-hand experience of an individual who participated in the event.
  • prepare for and conduct an effective interview.
  • create a project product that synthesizes learnings.
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