Past Institutes

Using Oral History in the Classroom (Summer 2023 Webinar)

On July 19, Humanities Texas held a webinar introducing secondary-level social studies and English language arts (ELA) teachers to oral history methods, projects, and assignments.


This online workshop provided an introduction to oral history for educators hoping to use it in the secondary-level classroom. The webinar covered oral history best practices, available technologies, and suggestions for project design. This program focused on student-centered pedagogy to promote the integration of oral history into classroom instruction. Future meetings will include opportunities for teachers to share their own ideas about project design and best practices.  

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of texts, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.


The program was led by J. Todd Moye, Fenton W. Robnett Professor of U.S. History at the University of North Texas and Director of the UNT Oral History Program.


The webinar took place over Zoom on July 19. The schedule is available here.


The webinar was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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