Date of Award

Spring 5-2018

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

First Advisor

Hani Morgan

Advisor Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education


To combat boredom and negative sentiments, all students need to be provided with engaging experiences in history. This is especially the case with gifted students. One strategy that has proven beneficial to students is oral history, which brings people who have lived through history into the classroom. Research supports the use of oral history in the classroom; however, research on the benefits of veterans’ oral histories on gifted students in particular is scarce. This study describes research on how a veteran’s oral history might benefit gifted students. Qualitative research methods consisting of case study and narrative research were used. The findings support the idea that oral histories benefit gifted students.