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Inventory Interviews

posted May 5, 2014, 10:50 AM by mdreyfus@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:21 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org ]


A famous director is coming to Christ the King School.  He wants to see how well you can research and conduct an interview.  He is looking for the next great “Not Too Late Night Talk Show” host.  You will need to conduct one interview in character as your famous inventor.  Don’t miss this great opportunity!

As a Researcher and interviewer you will have two main tasks to complete:

1)     First, you will individually use your famous inventor research to create 10 questions that someone can ask you to find out INTERESTING facts about your inventor.

2)     With these questions, you will become this character and present your findings to the class in the form of an interview with a partner.


1. You will write at least 10 interview questions about your famous person.  During your interview, you must include your inventor’s major accomplishments.

2.      When researching your famous person look for many different and unique facts to make your interview interesting for your audience.

3. You will need to write up your questions.  These interview questions will be read to you by a partner. You must then be prepared to give answers with accurate information back to your interviewing partner.

Here is a video to help you get some ideas

10 Steps to Shooting your First DIY Interview from Vimeo Video School on Vimeo.

10 Steps to Shooting your First DIY Interview from Vimeo Video School on Vimeo.


Your teachers will grade you on your interview and will be looking for the following:

-         Did you tell us about the major accomplishments

-         Did you have at least 10 questions and answers

-         Did you have unique information and interesting facts

-         Were you prepared for the interview

-         Did you use a loud, clear voice so everyone could hear

Thank you and good luck on getting the new job.  We think you all would make great “Not too Late Night Talk Show Hosts.”