Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oral History Seminar in Kalispell

From the Ground Up, Montana Women & Agriculture
Oral History Seminar—Kalispell, Montana

Teaching students and adults the art of collecting oral histories

The role of women in agriculture is an essential thread in the fabric of Montana’s settlement and history. An exciting project by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and local conservation districts will pay tribute to farm and ranch women by preserving their stories of life on the land.

OPI Licensing Renewal Credits: 6

Date: October 5, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lone Pine State Park Visitor's Center, 300 Lone Pine Road, Kalispell, MT 59901

Cost: $15—covers lunch and refreshments
Who Should Attend: The oral history seminar is designed for educators who want to inspire students to record oral histories on agricultural women. The oral historian from the Montana Historical Society will teach educators how to implement a lesson plan that will guide students in research, pre-interview preparation, rapport development, the interview, and the final product—a transcribed document for the Montana Historical Society’s collection. The seminar will also address how the oral history project can relate to Montana’s Common Core Standards.
Community residents are also welcome to participate. At the end of the seminar, all attendees will have the knowledge to complete an oral history.
Sponsors:  Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, Montana Historical Society, Broadwater Conservation District, & Flathead Conservation District

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