Crystal Thiele

Ms. Thiele will take part in an oral history gathering expedition to Kamchata, Russia, where she will be trained in “collecting culture.” During the experience, Ms. Thiele will create a culture curriculum based on primary sources, interviews, photographs, and recordings. The curriculum will ideally inspire students to collect evidence and oral histories of their own family cultures and will be shared with Ms. Thiele’s colleagues via workshops and an online blog.