Interviews and Paragraph Assignment

Your job is to become an interviewer.  Call or visit a grandparent or a relative who is much older than your parents and interview them about their childhood.  Then interview a parent about their childhood.  Below I have given you the interview questions you are to ask. Type both interviews.  Then type a paragraph about the differences between when your grandparent or relative and parent were children.  Have your parent email me your two interviews and paragraph.

Interview Questions:

  1. What is your full name?
  2. How are you related to me?
  3. What year were you born in?
  4. Where were you born?
  5. Where did you live during your childhood?
  6. Where did you attend elementary school?
  7. Did you have siblings and how much older or younger are they than you?
  8. What did you do for chores?
  9. What did your parents do for work?
  10. What were some major current events during your childhood?
  11. What were significant events that happened to you as a child and what year did they take place?

Timeline Assignment

Ask your parent for help making a timeline from the answer you wrote down to question # 11 from one of your interviews.  To make a timeline use this website:

  • Select the Horizontal Timeline on the website.
  • Have your parent email me your completed timeline.

The Interviews, Paragraph, and Timeline Assignments are due Friday, December 5th.  My hope is that you will see a grandparent or a relative over Thanksgiving Break so that you will have the chance to do a face to face interview.  Email assignments to

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