Library of Congress
Personal Stories and Primary Sources: Conversations with Elders
Evaluation: Unit 2
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- The collected interview transcripts should be read, but not marked or graded, by the teacher. If the transcripts do not meet the requirements, they should be returned to the student for revision. The comments should focus on what was interesting or unique about the person, the good qualities of the interview process, and ask questions of the student to further his or her learning from the interview.
- A roundtable sharing of what each student found interesting during the interview concludes this unit. As the students share one to three interesting things, the teacher and the librarian should make notes. These "interesting things" often lead to the topics that the students pick for their history research paper Unit 4. The librarian and teacher can use this list to help students select their topic.