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Voices of the Valley: Stories of Anderson Valley Elders Collected by Anderson Valley Youth

This oral history project was done by northern California seventh graders. The students identified elders with stories to tell about life in their rural community, set up interviews and pre-interview meetings to establish a comfort zone, and digitally recorded the interviews. They were also involved in the production aspects of the project. The results were compiled into a compact disc and a 107-page book illustrated with photographs. During the project, as the students became historians, at the same time they formed connections to the many different interest groups in the valley and thereby gained greater understanding of them and of their own local heritage. Project materials include the CD and the book: Voices of the Valley: Stories of Anderson Valley Elders Collected by Anderson Valley Youth.

Originally submitted by: Mike Thompson, Representative (1st District).



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