Crystal Thiele is a 5th grade educator in Brooklyn, N.Y. She recently received an NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership grant to learn techniques for gathering oral histories. She brought her knowledge back to help her students learn more about their own histories. Here’s what she had to say about her project and its impact.
Tell us a little about your project.
I took part in an oral history gathering expedition in Russia’s Far East, Kamchatka. I trained in collecting culture with Dr.