Unit/Task Title:Finding Friendship Grade Level:6 Course(s):Oral History Author:Gigi Hynd
Content Area(s) addressed in this unit/task:
Career Preparation
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Content Standards and Performance Indications.
These standards refer to the Maine Learning Results:

CP: A4, B3, D1, D5
ELA: E1, E3, F1, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, G10, H1, H2, H3, H8, H9, H10
Guiding Principles taught and assessed in this unit:
Self-Directed Learner
Involved Citizen
Assessment criteria (how will you know when they know):
Thoughtfully carried out interviews, complete and presented on a multimedia computer program (Hyperstudio, Powerpoint or iMovie).
Lesson Description:
Students will learn interviewing process and carry out interviews with community members associated with lobstering industry to learn folklore and actual workings of lobstering. They will use tape recorders and take pictures of interviewees and be able to analyze information gathered to ask follow-up questions and possibly pursue further sources for interviews. They will then collate information into a presentation form to save for archives of local historical museum and for school website.

Students will be learning first-hand what history is and how historians gather some information.

Other evidence to be collected that will insure understanding:
Feedback given to students:
What are the essential questions?
Opportunities for integrated technology - web resources:
What will insure understanding?
Time neeeded to complete unit:
All year
Resources needed:
Friendship Village School
ME Folklore
Collecting Oral History for Maine
Downloadable materials:
Copyright 2005 The Lobster Conservancy