Students Connect with History ‘Insiders.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin P. Filene, Associate Professor and Director of Public History (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Twenty-three-year-old Lisa Zevorich came to graduate school with a talent for historical research—seeking out documents, weighing interpretations, crafting arguments. This semester she has been honing a new skill: listening. Zevorich and seven classmates in UNCG’s Museum Studies program conducted twenty-five interviews with seniors at the Greensboro Senior Center. Every week students came downtown to the Center to sit with seniors and hear stories about the events of their lifetimes—from the moon landing to their favorite Thanksgiving meal to their reflections on whether the dishwasher represents technological progress or just a frill for the lazy.

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Language: English
Date: 2008
history, history education, museum studies, history students, storytelling, oral history, greensboro history

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