Franco-American Collection

Bringing Franco-American History to Life: Oral Histories in the Classroom

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Room 285, Lewiston-Auburn College
Contact Name: 
James Myall
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Andrea l'HommedieuThe Franco-American Collection invites you to join Andrea l’Hommedieu, Oral Historian at the University of South Carolina, for a workshop on using oral histories in the classroom.   The workshop, designed for educators, will focus both on ways use existing oral histories, and tips on creating your own oral history projects.

Andrea L'Hommedieu, a librarian and oral historian, is currently head of the Office of Oral History at the South Caroliniana Library, USC and Treasurer of the South Carolina Archival Association.  She formerly served in Maine as director of the George J. Mitchell Oral History Project at Bowdoin College and oral historian for the  Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project at Bates College, both winning national awards in 2012 and 2008, respectively.  Andrea also collaborated closely with Museum L-A, Lewiston, Maine (2005-2010) to lead several community-based oral history projects with mill workers, shoe workers and brick makers. 

Any K-12 or college-level educators are welcome to attend, and the workshop is especially recommended for teachers of social studies and French.  The event is ideal for those looking to meet the Maine Deparment of Education's new recommendations on the study of Franco-American history, but the techniques covered will be relevant for oral histories of all kinds.

The event is free, but participants are asked to reserve a place (contact details below).

The workshop carries 0.3 CEU's, however certification requires a small fee.  A boxed lunch is included from Noon to 1pm.

Giving to the Collection

The operation of the Franco-American Collection, its educational programs and the preservation of its materials are dependent on your generosity. 

Find out more about giving to the Collection through the University of Southern Maine. 

Please select "specific College/school funds", followed by "other", and specifiy "Franco-American Collection" to direct your donation correctly.

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