Turning High Schoolers into Historians

Vickie Malone

Aug 17, 2023 - 12:00 pm


About the Session

Former educator Vickie Malone shares innovative ways of getting young people engaged in story and history documentation in this latest Community Learning Session (CLS).

As part of the CRM Curriculum Development at McComb High School, Malone created a course that bridged communities and generations. The course gave high school seniors the chance to become oral historians and document local history using a variety of community-based research tools and resources. Students interviewed civil rights activists who were part of the grassroots movement during the 1960s in McComb. These interviews were then collected and posted to an online archive to be preserved for future generations to learn and draw inspiration from.

During this CLS discussion, Malone will talk about this model and how it can be incorporated into any classroom or community in Mississippi in order to document history and inspire the next generation of leaders.

About the Presenter

Vickie Malone is a retired high school instructor in Social Studies, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Economics, and Dual Enrollment College Psychology. She is also the former Diversity Club Faculty and Student Government Faculty Advisor and served as History department chair.


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