WORKSHOP 14--CONDUCTING AN INTERVIEW
Oral history is one of the oldest forms of preserving historical information. National History Day projects can be enhanced if students arrange and carry out interviews with primary or secondary sources. Asking your students to conduct at least one interview will teach them several important skills.
- They will improve their speaking and listening skills, especially since they will most often be interviewing adults.
- They will need to organize and prepare for the interview.
- They will learn to be fluid and flexible with their interview.
- They will learn to differentiate between an oral history interview and an interview with an expert.