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
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!|
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Storyboards Guide Student Movie Projects
Floyd County High School - Mrs. Myers' "Digital Video and Media Technology"class.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
February 28, 2013
Four Individual Interviews with WWII Participants
Floyd County High School students conducted interviews with Laurence Wood, Virgie Quesenberry, Troy Smith, and Harold Spence as part of the semester-long oral history project in Mrs. Myers' Digital Media class.
|Floyd Story Center Oral History Project - February 28, 2013 at the Hotel Floyd|