Ideas and Activities:
- Interview a friend or a family member.
- Describe what your neighbourhood/community/Canada will look like in 150 years.
- Tell a story of a "first".
- Record stories and memories about a specific geographical location, include pictures!
- Create a visual poem.
- Tell the story of an object that holds personal significance.
- Create sound map: record and talk about sounds that are unique to your community.
- "I remember a time when..."
- “I’m smiling today because…”
- “I feel the strongest sense of home when…”
- “My first memory is…..”
- “A time where I felt I made a difference was…..”
Interview resources and sample questions:
Check out these sites for tips and tricks on how to conduct an oral history interview and view sample questions.
Geneology.com - Get Nosy With Aunt Rosie: Example Questions for Oral Histories : http://www.genealogy.com/articles/research/70_tipsoral.html
Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage:
List of other EPL and non-EPL resources:
Lynda.com Course: Creative Inspirations (https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1895370005)
iPhone Photography, From Shooting to Storytelling (https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1896304005) – course on Lynda.com
Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need (instantly available on Hoopla) (https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1787805005)
Athabasca University – Digital Storytelling (http://elab.athabascau.ca/workshop/digital-storytelling)
Storycenter supports organizations and individuals in telling and recording their stories. They host free webinars in digital storytelling.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.