Stagg VOW

Q&A: Students Continue “Human Dictionary” Storytelling Project During Pandemic

2020-07-25T02:59:21+00:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Amplifying Unheard Voices of the Pandemic, Education|Tags: , , , |

Stagg VOW is a year-long, high school level English course, offered at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL. Students in the Stagg VOW class use oral history to collect and share out stories from the community. Teachers Lisa Thyer and Chris Wendelin developed the course in collaboration with the VOW education team, and this is [...]

Germanacos Fellows Unveil Final Projects

2020-07-25T02:59:33+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , |

In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program launched the Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History, which provides support for outstanding Sharing History Initiative participants to explore groundbreaking new oral history projects with their students. Thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we were able to support five fellows with funding for project materials [...]

So Long 2016 — A Note From Cliff Mayotte, VOW Education Program Director

2020-07-25T02:59:41+00:00December 30th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Friends, As we look back on 2016 and all the changes and challenges that have come with it, I'd like to take a moment to share some of what gives us at Voice of Witness hope for the new year, and for the years to come. Thanks to you, the VOW Education Program had an incredibly productive [...]

High School Students Publish Book After Year-Long Voice of Witness Course

2020-07-25T02:59:43+00:00May 20th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

It's a proud moment for the VOW Education Program. After over a year of rigorous oral history work, the students at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Chicago have just published a book of stories from their school community: 111th & Roberts: Where Our Stories Intersect. The book is the product of a year-long course, created in partnership with [...]

A Tale of Two Everyday Heroes

2020-07-25T02:59:48+00:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Education, I Witness|Tags: , |

Editor’s Note: The “I, Witness" blog series explores the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. Teachers Mary Ogarek and Lisa Thyer Lisa Thyer is an English Teacher at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Illinois. A Tale of Two Everyday Heroes By Lisa Thyer [...]