Description1. The students will identify a person who has experienced a significant event in the history of Canada, the world, or their family.
2. The student will research the event and prepare a list of significant questions to ask the identified person. More questions may arise as the student interviews. The student should be instructed to ask further questions and to delve into diverse topics.
3. As the student interviews the identified person, they will record the responses of the interviewee. The instructor may want the students to practice note taking, or the students may wish to tape record the interview.
4. The students should record the questions and responses in good copy to be included with the assignment when it is submitted.
5. Finally, using the writing process, the students should write a story about the event from the interviewees perspective.
6. I always have the students include a title page with their assignments. It tends to put a nice finishing touch on the assignments.
Sub-skills Needed:1. Research strategies
2. Speaking strategies
3. Note taking strategies
4. Writing strategies
Materials Needed1. Tape recorders - if the instructor chooses to have the students record information in this way
The students will use the word processor for a couple of tasks. First of all, the students will prepare their list of interview questions using the word processor. This neat list of questions may then be given to the interviewee for review prior to the interview. That way the interviewee has time in which to prepare or think before responding. Secondly, the students will type their stories using the word processing program to assist them through the writing process; this includes the title page, which is to be attached to the front of the assignment.
See Computer Curriculum Guide:Start Microsoft Word Section One, Pg. 1
Enter Text in a Document Section One, Pg. 11
Apply Bold, Italic or Underline Section Two, Pg. 5
Check Spelling and Grammar Section One, Pg. 18
Change Font, Font Sizes, and Colours Section Two, Pg. 15
Bullets Section Two, Pg. 28
Numbers Section Two, Pg. 29
Create a Page Border Section Two, Pg. 24
Save a Document Section One, Pg. 13
Preview and Print a Document Section One, Pg. 14
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