Women’s History Month Interview Assignment
WOMEN’S HISTORY is more than the story of famous women. It’s also the story of ordinary women who have lived quietly outside the spotlight of history’s important events.
All women have made a contribution to our country. As mothers and grandmothers they have raised children and passed along from one generation to another the customs and values that are important to our heritage, let’s take the time to celebrate them! They have played important roles in communities, supporting schools and participating in volunteer organizations that work to help others.
As our nation marks Women’s History Month and focuses on the contributions of women, you are going to take a closer look at the life of a woman you already know.
WHO TO INTERVIEW
You’ll need to pick a subject to interview. She could be an older relative, your mother, your grandmother, aunt, a neighbor, teacher, pastor or a family friend.
Students must select a minimum of 5 questions from the teacher generated list. Students are allowed to create their own questions. Students must use a minimum of 10 questions in their report. The report must be submitted with their documentation that the interview took place (transcriptions, notes, email, audio etc… ) along with a list of the questions that were asked.
There is no specific or required page length for the assignment. Make certain that the paper is inclusive of all 4 parts. Students must include a photograph of the person they interviewed preferably one with interviewer and interviewee. Women’s History Project must be typed.
REQUESTING AN INTERVIEW
Like any reporter preparing for an assignment, you’ll need to request an interview. Write your subject a note or call her to set up an interview date and time.
Part 1: Cover Page (Separate Page)
Include the following information on a cover sheet, to be kept on a separate page from the main body of the report- Please include a picture of the person you interviewed
Date of Interview:
Interviewee Name and Title (if it applies, Dr. Rev. etc…)
Interviewer: Your name, Room Number and Grade
Place of Interview:
Method of Interview: Audio, Video, Pencil and Paper, Email Phone and Paper etc..
Photo may appear on the cover.
Part 2: Biographical Background Information:
Provide information about the interviewee, why they are being interviewed for this project. Why did you select this woman? Include how you know her?
Part 3: The Body/ Write a Summary
When the interviews are complete, look over your notes, students should write a summary of the interview .The introduction should include the person’s name. The body should include interesting information that was found during the interview.
Part 4: The Reflection: Last, the reflection should wrap up the summary and tell why the person was interesting. Summarize the results of the interview, and mention any particularly interesting or important information gained.