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A (Interrupted) Narrative

Frank White

Frank White

High School History Teacher
Salem, Oregon

I am truly fortunate to be partnered with the most intriguing person I have ever met, and to be father to a 2-year-old son who pursues wonder and humor in equal parts. I enjoy waterfalls, fire pit gatherings with friends, and telling our nation’s story to skeptical teenagers at Central High School in Independence, Oregon. I come from a family of storytellers, and I use story to help my students find their place in the narrative of our world.

Video description

This talk centers around the concept of narrative in the process of teaching history. It suggests encouraging students to think of themselves as narratives being played out in a historical process. In the process, the speaker discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways it has interrupted our educational narratives. He explores the power that narrative can introduce in producing empathy in the classroom and in our culture, as well as his own anxiety as we prepare for the unknown narrative awaiting us in the educational field this historic year.

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Additional information

When: 07/28/2020 - 12:44pm
Duration: 12:43
Language: English