Lower Dauphin High School
History Honor Society
DAVID McCULLOUGH's^ SPEECHES ON VALUE OF HISTORY:
^2x Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian and Author
“Journey Through History” (13:30)
“Heroes of History” (13:00)
”The Value of History” (3:00)
TIME magazine's interview: “10 Questions” (6:00)Veterans Oral History Project(partnered with the US Army Heritage Education Center, its Army Heritage Center Foundation, and the Library of Congress)Your HHS Advisors, Mr. Chortanoff and Mr. Longenecker, are pleased to work with the Education Director, Mr. Jeff Hawks, of the Army Heritage Center Foundation to bring LDHS students together with veterans of all eras for a substantive, historical interview that captures their personal account of military service to America. This program is mandatory for juniors in the HHS, but any interested student may inquire about participating. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and honor our veterans, connect community members with schools and students, and conduct historical research that will be preserved in and may be accessed by historians at the archives of the USAHEC and the Library of Congress. The links below have PowerPoint presentations and PDF forms that help to explain the process and purposes of this unique program.Essentially, two students will interview one veteran (of their choosing or of our assignment) based on a survey developed by the Military History Institute of the AHEC. The veterans do not have to be combat veterans and can be from any branch of service of any era. Males or females are of equal importance. The interview will be digitally audio recorded and submitted with the proper authorization forms from the student and veteran. (It can be audio-visual recorded and transcribed, if the students wants to do so.) The students may expand on the questions, skip some questions, and/or conduct a follow up interview that fills in any holes that may have been created in this personal account. The veteran can skip any question he or she desires.Power Points Presentations:Authorization Forms:Surveys:Korean War (1950-1953)Vietnam War (1945-1975)* Mr. Chortanoff has copies of these surveys and authorization forms.For more info on conducting an oral history see the National WWII Museum.