Making an Oral Presentation

An Interview with a Native American

Teacher Created Materials, Inc. 1990

You are a reporter for the Tribal Tribune.  You are able to go back in time with the aid of your imagination and a time machine.  You interview a person of your own age that is a member of the tribe you have been studying.  You want to find out as much as possible about this person so that the readers of the Tribal Tribune can have the same experience you have had.  You believe it is important that people generations and cultures apart  can know and understand each other.  Ask these questions and any others that you or your group think are significant.  Report them in the newspaper the Tribal Tribune.  Then practice a live TV interview with your Native American.  You can use the same questions, but practice them so they seem natural and not read from a script.

 

QUESTIONS:

What is your name?

Why are you called that?

Tell me about your family.

What kind of chores do you do?

What do you do for fun?

Describe your home.

What is the weather like where you live?

What do you and your family eat?

What type of clothing do you wear?

How do you get your food?

What job(s) does your father have?

What job(s) does your mother have?

What is the best thing about being a master of your tribe?

What is special about your tribe?

If you could say something to the children of the future, what would that be?

 

Write the answers to the questions on a separate sheet of paper as your rough draft.  Then redo them as a newspaper interview for the Tribal Tribune, found here.

 

Courtesy of the Warren County Historical Society