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Using oral history at Key Stage 3

Oral history has great potential to connect history to the lives of young people. It can deepen students’ understanding of history by making it more personal and complex. These resources emerged from Helen Snelson’s plenary session at the 2018 SHP Conference. Helen made a powerful argument for the potential of oral history to change the focus of historical enquiry and to build relationships between generations. She demonstrated this through case studies on the impact of the Second World War on people’s lives and the changing lives of women in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century.

Click here to access Helen’s powerpoint presentation.

Click here to access the folder of case studies Helen has provided.