Roots with Wings, a Floyd County Place-Based Education Project:: Intergenerational Connections
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, Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center, and Floyd County High School. Our archives now hold over 100 interviews.
In our Roots with Wings project, 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, April 19, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Interview Day with Floyd County High School Students
Exploring Floyd County Downtown
|Roots with Wings at Floyd Country Store for lunch!|
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Hurry-up and wait!
Scheduled Interviews Postponed to March 29th
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Meet & Greet Day
Learning the StoriesIf you could sit down to chat with anyone whoever lived, who would you choose? You could ask questions about their childhood, their favorite memories, and their biggest achievements.
|FCHS and RU mentors meet Floyd County residents|
The day is especially important for our interview process because we get to know our four interviewees. By getting to meet with them prior to the interview date, we prepare our students and guests for interview day.
We are listening to the community stories of our guests and will learn how they discovered and then decided to move to Floyd County.
Next Thursday, Interview Day, at Hotel Floyd, our FCHS students will apply the skills and techniques learned this semester to interview our guests. We will use our Audio Recorders - Marantz and Video Cameras - Canon AX30 to record our interviews. Then the transcribing begins!