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WBUR Oral History Project: Steve Phipps

Watertown resident Steve Phipps grew up in Norwood, Massachusetts, and has resided in Massachusetts most of his life. He works in the IT industry and also is a trained EMT. His EMT training has helped make him a calmer person, and has taught him the importance of not panicking in critical situations.

Phipps describes the evening of April…

Our Marathon Lesson Plan for High School (9-12)

Oral history is both a critical methodology for the historian and a valuable pedagogical tool for the social studies/history teacher. Students will practice literacy, writing, and speaking and listening skills from their engagement with and assessment of oral histories related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.