Interview Ideas

 Take a walking trip around the neighborhood to check out: local businesses and landmarks.
 Visit the neighborhood library
 A great place to begin the project would be to investigate local immigration patterns. Have students conduct interview of the older members of their family.
 Communities that are multicultural, students can also interview family members to create varied family tree. Use your class as a case history of an American melting pot.
 Students can take oral histories in their neighborhood by interviewing local residents and gathering a shared view of the neighborhood.
 Interviewing older residents in nursing homes or the projects can give students first hand accounts of how their neighborhood used to be.
 Interviewing established business owners provides students with an understanding of what the neighborhood was like a long time ago.
 Students should also interview newly arrived immigrants. Their perspective will tell why people choose to move or work there now.
 Interview with a local government official or official will be a wonderful source of information.
 Learn about the history of parks-How they became what they are today?
 Take a tour of the neighborhood and get a closer look at your neighborhood.
 Visit your county hall, city hall or town hall: They are the best sources of map archives.
 Google your neighborhood and see what your students can discover,
 Have students predict what the neighborhood will be like in the future based on what they’ve learned about the past.