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

March 16, 2020

All 4th Grade Social Studies Classes Women’s History Project Due The Week of April 13, 2020-

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Women’s History Month Interview Assignment

                              Grade 4 Room 206-4


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. My preference is someone you know very little about.



Students must select a minimum of 5 questions from the teacher generated list. Students are allowed to create their own 5 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 (yes, it can be a selfie).  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.


INTERVIEW QUESTIONS (Teacher generated)- You may select all 10 from this list

Questions about Your Childhood:

  1. Where were they born? Any siblings?
  2. Did you have any heroes or role models when you were a child?
  3. What big world events do you remember from the time you were growing up?
  4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  5. What inventions do you most remember?
  6. What’s different about growing up today from when you were growing up?

Questions about Adulthood:

  1. Did you go to university or college? How did you decide what you wanted to study?
  2. What was your first job? What did you like or not like about it?
  3. What job did you do most of your life? What did you like most about it? Least?
  4. What do you think are your three best qualities?
  5. Do you have any special sayings or expressions?
  6. What’s your favorite book and why? What’s your favorite movie and why?
  7. Who are three people in history you admire most and why?
  8. What have been the two biggest news events during your lifetime and why?
  9. What’s the best compliment you ever received?
  10. How have your dreams and goals changed through your life?
  11. What, if anything, would you have done differently in your life?
  12. What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were young?
  13. What have you thrown away in your life that you wish you hadn’t?
  14. What have you held on to that’s important and why is it important? What “junk” have you held on to and why?
  15. What is the highest honor or award you have received?
  16. What is the most memorable phone call you have received?
  17. What are three important dates in your life?
  18. What is the one thing you have always wanted to do but still have not done it?
  19. What is one thing that has stayed the same about you throughout life? What has changed?                                             From the Perspective of a Woman Questions: 
  20. How has the women’s movement changed your life?
  21. How are things different today for women than they were when you were a little girl?
  22. What women do you admire most?
  23. Do you think women have equal rights today? Why or why not?
  24. Did you have any role models in your life? Who?
  25. Did you study Women’s History when you were in school?
  26. How might your life have been different if you were born a boy and not a girl?


Interview Paper Rubric

Part 1:  Cover Page (Separate Page)/ 10 pts. 

  • 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 must appear on the cover.

Part 2: Biographical Background Information/ 25pts. 

  • Provide information about the interviewee/ 10 pts.
  • Interesting Introduction/5 pts. (Why was this person selected?
  • Why did you select this woman? 5pts.
  •  Include how you know her? 5 pts.

Part 3: The Body/ Write a Summary/ 25 pts.

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.

  • Information is accurate
  • Report is told in your own words/voice
  • Told like a story, not just a list of facts
  • Neat/ Mechanics

Part 4: The Reflection/ 25pts

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.

Part 5: Notes from the interview / 15pts

  • (Evidence that the interview took place.)- Audio/ video/ transcriptions














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