Educational Resources - Local History Activities

Local History Activities

Local History

  1. Review documentation on a significant event in local history. Interview residents of the community who witnessed the same event first hand. Compare/contrast documentation to witness memories. 
  2. Record oral histories of long time community residents and publish.
  3. Research significant community members and learn about their contributions to the area.

Newspaper Activities

  1. Use local newspapers advertisements to learn more about the businesses of a certain time period.
  2. Use local newspaper advertisements to discuss inflation, economies, marketing strategies.
  3. Use local nespaper advertisements to discover fashion trends, technology trends, and important market items in the local area.
  4. Compare community news from the local paper to modern day social media posts.