Education Committee Blog
As an oral history educator, I always emphasize student self-reflection. I always task my history students at Harford Community College to share their thoughts on how the oral history process impacted them personally and affected their perceptions of the history the narrator discusses. In this self-reflection video clip, a recent student (Amber Turkin) reflects on the interview she conducted and the ways in which her oral history experience enhanced her understanding of our class on the 1960s. Amber’s self-reflection demonstrates the power of oral history to make the past meaningful and relevant for students:
Amber’s self-reflection is posted on the Harford Voices oral history digital exhibition.