Student-Led Oral Histories for Local Officials
TEST - this is a brief description of a new program under development for doing student-led oral histories of local officials, using KOHP guidelines and school district resources. Here is a very short list of steps a class would take to interview a local official of their choosing. Classroom decides to study former Topeka Water Commissioner Jack Alexander. KOHP develops guidelines appropriate for use by elementary, middle and high school students. Gets guidelines from KOHP and reviews the Alexander interview on the website. (May need to do research if there is no KOHP interview to use as background.) Develops questions for Commissioner Alexander and arranges a time to interview him. Make video of the interview and recruit high students or others to edit video. Post video on social media and submit to KOHP for addition to their website. Post video on KOHP website with local officials collections of student-led interviews.