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This one focuses on Obtaining Information through an Interview
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Title – Oral History Lesson #2
By – Audrey Pruitt
Subject – Social Studies
Grade Level – 4-6
— To conduct an interview that is appropriate
— To obtain information through interviewing that can be used to write a narrative about that person
— Interview questions
— Person to interview
1. Students will choose a person who is over age 65 to interview. May be a relative or family friend. If none is available, teacher will help find someone.
2. After choosing a person the student will call that person and set up an interview time.
3. Once a time has been established, the meeting will be held.
4. Student will go to the interview and explain the project. Explanation: We are compiling life stories based on oral narratives about people’s lives. We are learning about interviewing and about writing narratives. A copy of the final project will be available to the interviewee after the project is finished.
5. Student will conduct the interview based on the questions that they compiled during class.
6. Once the interview process is complete and the interviewer feels they have sufficient information, they need to thank the interviewee and then they may leave.
7. After the interview, within 3 days, a thank you note will be sent. This will be completed during class time and a stamp and envelope provided by the teacher.
Students will be required to turn in notes from interview as well as write and send a thank you note to the interviewee.
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