Unit II Classroom Applications of Fieldwork Basics
Lesson 2 The Practice Interview
That's a Good Question Worksheet
Name of Student Interviewer: __________________________ Date: _____________
Name of Interviewee:___________________________________________________
Male or Female (circle) Age:____ Written Release Acquired? ____ Oral Release? ____
Write down a folklore topic that interests you.
What do you know about this topic right now?
If you were to ask questions of someone about that topic, what would you want to find out?
Now write questions beginning with these words that ask for the information you want to know.
Good! You made a great start. Now write as many more questions as you can. Remember to begin your questions with “who,” “what,” “where,” “when,” “why,” “how,” and “which.” Now you are ready to try interviewing.
(Adapted with permission from FOLKPATTERNS 4-H Leaderís Guide, Michigan 4-H Youth Programs, Cooperative Extension Service, and Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI. Copyright 1991. Michigan State University Board of Trustees. These materials may be copied for non-profit educational purposes.)
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