Dr. Toney- James Grade 4 Room 206 mrtoney@cps.edu

March 26, 2019

Social Science: Women’s History Month Interview Assignment Grade 4- DUE THE WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2019

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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.



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.



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.

America to Me: A Ray School Watch Party and Community Dialogue April 4, 2019

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Join Ray parents and staff to view and discuss the first episode of the critically-acclaimed documentary series, America to Me. The series explores issues of race and inequity at Oak Park River Forest High School.  From 6:00-8:00 on Thursday, April 4, we will gather to eat, watch, talk about the episode and how it relates to our own experiences. 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend with a parent. Childcare will be provided for younger children. Reach out to friendsofraypto@gmail.com with any questions.

March 18, 2019


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IAR Testing

The Fourth Graders will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on , Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   Because of the test, students will not have formal math lessons  on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Homework this week has been modified.

Pilot Light March 19, 2019 For Parents

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Did you enjoy the November cooking night? Missed the last one? Join the PTO and Pilot Lightagain on March 19 at 5:00 p.m. for an evening devoted to making TACOS!

Please email friendsofraypto@gmail.com to register and tell us how many are in your group. This event is free thanks to a grant from the Chicago Community Trust, but limited to 35 Ray families. Sign up today!

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