Writing Workshop: oral history

 Worksheet 2: Choosing Someone to Interview 

Sometimes it's hard to decide on a person to interview. Everyone seems to have a story. Oral histories are best when you are truly interested in the person you choose to interview. Browse through this list for help deciding on a subject for your oral history project.

Student name: _____________________________   Date: _________________


  • Mother
  • Father
  • Grandmother
  • Grandfather
  • Aunts or Uncles
  • A lifelong resident of your hometown
  • A veteran
  • An immigrant
  • A friend's interesting relative
  • A teacher you had when you were younger
  • The principal
  • The technology expert
  • A school sports hero
  • The mayor
  • A police officer
  • A fire fighter or EMT
  • A veterinarian
  • Or even a taxi driver, pizza maker, builder, sanitation worker, dog groomer…everyone has a story. If it's interesting to you, it's probably interesting to others!

Names of 3 possible people to interview:




Who is your final choice for an interview? Write down their contact information here:

Name: ________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________


Telephone number: ________________________

Email: ________________________________________________