In 1948, many Palestinians were forced to leave their homes after the creation of the state of Israel. #NakbaSurvivor is a site for the children and grandchildren of those who fled to tell their family stories. Each video is under one minute.
The Electronic Intifada web site also has an interactive map of Palestinian villages that were destroyed during this time.
Doing oral history can be a powerful way of helping students understand how we collect and evaluate historical sources. The technical requirements are minimal, and it’s an activity accessible to younger students, ESL students, and students who are struggling with reading. The DoHistory web site offers advice and resources.