Suggested Interview Questions
In this suggested interview questions worksheet, students discover sample questions that help them with their own folklife interview.
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Who are Immigrants?
What do Jerry Yang, Patrick Ewing, John Muir, Charlize Theron, Peter Jennings, and Saint Frances X Cabrini all have in common? They are all immigrants to the United States. Famous and not-so-famous immigrants are the focus of a resource...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Field Research: Conducting an Interview
Go through the proper steps to setting up and conducting an interview as part of research. Slides detail preparation, materials you should have, and follow-up procedures. Specific questions for the interview are not suggested but the...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Surviving Solo Wisdom: A Guided Interview
No one said it was going to be easy to move out and live on your own. Kids find out through personal interview what life is like when one is out on his own. They interview a parent, ask for advice, and discuss common themes with the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Constitutional Principles: Consent of the Governed
A government of the people, by the people, and for the people! Invite your class to really analyze the concept of consent of the governed and why it is one of the foundational principles of the United States Constitution and of...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fried Green Tomatoes & Cultural Crossroads
Your secondary readers compare what they learn in Fannie Flagg's Alabama-based book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe with the experiences of elderly Alabamans that they interview. (Pairing Flagg's book with Harper Lee's To...
7th - 9th 21st Century Skills
Interviewing of Historical Figures
Students research a historical figure and prepare an interview based on the research. In this historical figure and interview lesson, students work with a partner to use a variety of resources to gather information about a historical...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The Education of Women in Colonial America
What educational opportunities were available to women during the colonial era in American history? How did the opportunities available to women differ from those for men? To answer this question, class members examine a series of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review African American History: Lunch Counter Closed
Young historians investigate and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies the Civil Rights Movement used to end segregation in the United States. After watching an video interview with Carl Matthews and Bill Stevens who participated...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed