Interviewing a Historical Figure
Students will examine a historical figure by designing an interview for them.
- resources for research: books, magazines, newspapers, internet
- In pairs students pick a historical figure that they are interested in.
- Students write down a list of questions that they would like to ask the historical figure if they were still alive. Use the library and the internet to find the answers.
- Prepare a presentation for the class. One student becomes the historical figure and the other becomes the interviewer.
- Variation:Students can dress up as interviewers and historical figures.
Interview also can be videotaped and presented as a talk show.
- Biography A & E Page
Has a searchable online database containing 15,000 of the international names, past and present.
- Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Search for biographies of distinguished women by name or by field.
- Well Known People Who Happen to be Canadian
An enormous collection of biographies of Canadian actors, educators, and politicians.
- The History Net
Contains a huge archive of historical personality profiles.
- The Biography Maker
Gives tips on writing biographies which also can be useful in forming interview questions.