Many students were asking questions like, "Where did you go to college?", "What was your major?" "How does your major support your current career?" I realized that students were asking questions about the college experience, major, extra activities, friends, etc. As nice as these questions are, the answers will not help the students gather information for a coming of age interview narrative.
I had the students look at experiences in college. Moments that challenged the interviewee. Questions like, "What barriers did you overcome in college? How did you overcome them?", "What were some struggles you had during your college years? How did it affect your coming of age?" and "Was there a time period where you had any thoughts of dropping out or doing something different with your life? What was that like? What else did you want to do?"
Good interviewers need both type of questions. Students continued to revise their questions and were able to get feed back from their peers.
Next Step: Turn in your Lesson Plan steps 1-5. Set up your interview. Conduct your interview (I suggest recording it). Bring in interview notes, recording, emails, to class on Wednesday 10/26/16.