Floyd County Place-Based Education Project:: Intergenerational Connections
Since 1998, a community oral history collection partnership of the Old Church Gallery, Ltd., Radford University’s Center for Social and Cultural Research, Honors Program, Scholar -Citizen Initiative, and Floyd County High School. Our archives now hold over seventy interviews.
College mentors, high school staff, and community volunteers meet weekly during the school year to teach the discipline of oral history collection to Floyd County High School students.
Students learn ethical, methodologically sound interview techniques, practice and complete several interviews, transcribe the audiotapes, create searchable content logs, archive interviewee resources and period photographs, learn the technology of audio and video recording, research historical backgrounds, acquire proficiency in iMovie and storytelling, and finally extract a theme from an hour long interview to create a seven minute movie production.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
We took our show on the road!
Floyd County High School 2013 Celebration with WWII interviewees, families, and the student movie-makers from Mrs. Myers' Digital Video & Media Technology class
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
|Floyd County High School Digital Media students with Radford University and Floyd Story Center mentors.|
|Shylah Jones, graduating RU mentor (above with Mrs. Myers and her students), recently accepted a position with Goodwill Industries as case manager. Way to go, Shylah!|