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Matt Montagne, Sheila Adams, Sonja Gonzalez, Karen Olmstead Interncast

On Friday, February 8th, 2008 Sheila, Sonja, Karen and I had the honor of speaking to Paul Goodyear, World War II veteran and survivor on the USS Oklahoma/Pearl Harbor attack on December 7th, 1941.  This was a wonderful conversation with an amazing man.  All-in-all, I think this went very well for our first shot at this. I did have some crazy echoing at the end of the conversation which made things difficult.  I'm glad we were all able to include some students in the conversation as well.  In addition to students and teachers participating in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, we were also joined by some folks in southeast Michigan and Washington DC.

The four of us collaborated used a wiki resource to cull information and prepare for the talk.  Please visit the wiki for links and background on Paul's story.

Also, Paul is very accessible and is willing to share his story live with you and your group.  Contact one of us directly for Paul's contact information.

Additional Show Links:

USS Oklahoma Offical Website

Paul Goodyear Collection at the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project

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What an impact!

We had a few 8th and 7th graders there for the session. We also had adults popping in between classes, including our principal and superintendent. The students were volunteers who had interest in World War II. They were hesitant to speak, but after sitting in our "booth" they said they felt more comfortable. Some staff sent me a note enjoying the conversation and how they got a lump in their throats at times. Thank you Matt for offering and setting up this opportunity and to Paul Goodyear for his first person account! 

Sheila A., Science teacher, NH

Interncast Feedback

I just listened to the whole hour of audio.  Not only was the content very interesting, but the planning and management of the show was outstanding.  I hope you will all share your experiences during class today - the process of organizing, practicing, inviting classes to participate, etc.  Nicely done!

Pam Shoemaker, Co-facilitator Class of 2.4

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