Are you a teacher looking for engaging classroom documentaries? A student wanting to do research on central Florida? Or maybe you just enjoy well-crafted historical podcasts.
The Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences, and Stories of Central Florida (RICHES™) Documentaries are “short form narrative documentaries that explore central Florida history.” Graduate students write, direct, produce, edit, and voice these podcasts with the supervision of Dr. Robert Cassanello of the University of Central Florida.
Recently, the podcast has launched an award-winning new series on the history of central Florida through primary sources found in local area museums and historical societies.
Discover the following podcasts:
- “Cannonball”: Explores the history of civilian involvement in the Civil War through the lens of a cannonball shot at New Smyrna Beach
- “Pilaklikaha”: Describes “black Seminoles” and the items they left behind
- “European Earthenware”: Provides an overview of trade in early Florida by describing various earthenware artifacts
- “Indian Canoes”: Compares and discusses several different Indian canoes found in central Florida
If you are not yet a subscriber, visit the RICHES iTunes page. What do you think of these podcasts? How can they be used to further education on central Florida history? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!