Resource 2: Possible interview questions

Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils

Below are some questions to use with a visitor to find out about an event in the past or how they used to do things in the past. Areas you could explore include:

  • growing food;
  • traditional dress;
  • traditional healing;
  • building houses;
  • education.

These three sets of starter questions will help you support your pupils in thinking of their own questions.

(1) Historial events

  • What historical events took place when you were young?
  • What did you wear when you went to a party or a wedding?
  • Which event do you remember most?
  • What do you remember about it?
  • What happened? Tell me the story as you remember it.
  • Who else was with you?
  • Could I speak to them about this still?

(2) Games

  • What games did you play when you were a child?
  • How did you play these games?
  • Who taught you to play these games?
  • When did you play them?
  • Where did you play them?
  • What other activities did you enjoy?

(3) Growing food

  • What vegetables and fruit did you grow?
  • How did you grow them?
  • Where did you grow them?
  • What tools did you use?
  • What did vegetables cost at the time?
  • Where did you buy them? Which ones did you buy?
  • What else did you eat that you liked?
  • Do you still eat these foods?

Resource 1: Oral history

Resource 3: Ugandan independence