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Wednesday, July 24 • 1:10pm - 2:35pm
Oral History as a Flagship Project: The Perfect Marriage of 21st Century Technology and Traditional Historical Methods

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Inspired by the vision of our Head of School, Joan Holden, the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes History Department designed a signature Oral History Project. Together with the assistance of our IT Department students create a polished 10-12 minute documentary based on recording the oral history of a family member at least one full generation removed. Using Blogs, Macs, iMovie and the internet students are fully supported in this endeavor. Established benchmarks must be met during the process including selecting a subject, researching the time period of the subject’s life, composing at least 20 questions, and filming 45-60 minutes of raw video footage. Once these benchmarks are reached students use class time to edit their projects, integrating images and music to form a cohesive documentary theme. This project has replaced the midterm exam for our 11th grade students in a school wide effort to equip our graduates with the 21st century skills of communication, creativity and digital literacy.


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avatar for Steven J. Ebner

Steven J. Ebner

History Department Chair, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Steven J. Ebner has been the Upper School History Department Chair for St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, for the past 9 years. He has taught AP Government, US History, World History and a Practical Economics elective the he designed on Financial Literacy and Responsibility. He holds a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Virginia 1989, a Law Degree from the Washington College of Law at the American... Read More →
avatar for Caroline English

Caroline English

Upper School History Teacher, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School
Caroline English currently teaches 9th grade World History and 11th grade AP U.S. History at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. In an effort to transition the curriculum into one that incorporates more 21st century learning skills, she has stressed critical thinking and digital literacy. Caroline piloted the school’s flagship Oral History Project in her junior classroom before establishing it as a... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Grissom

Daryl Grissom

Upper School Latin & History Teacher, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Dr. Daryl “Gus” Grissom teaches both History and Classics at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dissertation focused on Thucydides’ analysis of the Peloponnesian War. But his tenure as a Communications Officer in the United States Marine Corps gives him a special interest in integrating technology in the... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:10pm - 2:35pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

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