Floyd County Place-Based Education Project:: Intergenerational Connections

Floyd Story Center

Since 1998, a community oral history collection partnership of the Old Church Gallery, Ltd., Radford University’s Center for Social and Cultural Research, Honors Program, Scholar -Citizen Initiative, and Floyd County High School. Our archives now hold over 100 interviews.

College mentors, high school staff, and community volunteers meet weekly during the school year to teach the discipline of oral history collection to Floyd County High School students.

Students learn ethical, methodologically sound interview techniques, practice and complete several interviews, transcribe the audiotapes, create searchable content logs, archive interviewee resources and period photographs, learn the technology of audio and video recording, research historical backgrounds, acquire proficiency in iMovie and storytelling, and finally extract a theme from an hour long interview to create a seven minute movie production.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Radford University Teaching Project "Wordle."

A wonderful data analysis graphic with emphasis (by size) on words

 used most often in the student's oral history interview project.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Looking Back on Spring, 2014

Floyd Co. High School, Eight Movies Completed !

RU mentors assist story-writing process.

Mentors help with i-Movie.
Team conferencing on a interview movie's narrative structure and resource material.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Floyd Co. High School 2014 Class and Partners:

"Roots with Wings" Project completes its seventh year.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

4 Minute Video View of Classroom Curriculum


Floyd County Place-based Oral History Project connecting community through technology education.   


Click to see YouTube video:

Roots with Wings - Our Oral History Project