This project overlaps with 5th Grade writer's workshop for two weeks. In week 1, we will research Ben Franklin and come up with interesting questions to ask him. In week 2, we will write the answers to these questions as Ben Franklin would have answered them.
We're going to start out by researching Ben Franklin. Follow these instructions to save your information:
Read over this list of question types: http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/dalton.htm
What do you notice is different between the questions at the top of the page and the questions at the bottom? Which do you think would make better interview questions? Consider this as you write your questions. You need to have 10 open-ended questions written out. Do not write questions like "Where were you born?" A better question would be, "how you think your upbringing influenced your life?"
This video will help you think more about good interview questions:
Using the research strategies discussed in class, answer each of the open-ended interview questions you wrote last week. Remember, you will be answering the questions as Ben Franklin!
Write an introduction to your interview. Imagine you are a well-known TV personality who regularly interview important people!
To film your interview, we will first film you asking all of the questions. Then we will film you (dressed as Ben Franklin) giving all the answers.
Split up the clips of your two videos so that it goes back and forth between you as you and you as Ben Franklin! Add news style titles and music to your video.
To publish, share your video to a file and upload it to Google Drive. Be sure to share it with Mr. Dreyfus and Ms. Litzenberger!