Warm-up: Discussing a historical event of their choosing and what different sources they would use to write about it.

Introducing oral history: Learning the distinction between oral and written sources and discussing how both can be used differently in the news.

Introducing the resource: Reading and listening to "In California, Salinan Indians Are Trying to Reclaim Their Culture and Land" by Alison Herrera.

Discussion on history and family: Discussing how Herrera's project and Adaowi Tricia Nwaubani's project, "Nigerian Descendants of Slavery," both connect to family history.

Extension activity: Planning oral history projects as a class or as individual students, with additional links to outside resources.

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