Oral History - 1940s - World War II (WWII) - History - Intergenerational Learning - Elders - Senior Citizens - Teenagers
This sampler of Decades of Memories: Re-Discover the 1940s through Your Elders’ Memories provides a historical framework through which to richly converse with elders about the 1940s. Within the focus of a single decade, the reader can quickly access historical events and customs through summaries and photographs. This book helps scaffold the conversations between generations by providing relevant questions so that younger generations can access the personal stories of our collective past. Not only can we learn from our elders’ memories, but their oral histories provide us with a greater depth and breadth of understanding our personal, local, and national history. This book will truly help younger generations “re-discover” the 1940s through the memories of their elders’ rich and diverse experiences.