First time after-school program


Okay so I'm sure we've all experienced this...being nervous. In less then two weeks I'm beginning my first after-school program. At two of the local middle schools I will be teaching students how to conduct oral histories. This is a kind of pilot to see if the program will occur next fall...HOPEFULLY it does. I'm looking forward to working with the kids but still trying to figure out everything I need. So if anyone has an tips for the first day let me know.

Comment from danielle martin on May 1, 2007 - 2:21pm

I've got lots of stuff around doing storytelling with youth that might help....and I'd definitely be interested in any oral history stuff you develop or dig up.

Ever heard of StoryCorps? They have a spot on NPR public radio and they do these mobile labs where they get people in pairs to interview each other. They have a pretty cool online tool for setting up interview questions - and a toolkit for doing audio interviews -

I'm going to be calling you next week for May check-in's so let's talk more!