Center Focus

Interview a Veteran

  1. Your students should be familiar with Veterans Day before doing this activity.
  2. Students will work in pairs to come up with questions for an interview with a veteran.
  3. Stress the importance of professionalism when preparing interview questions. They should review their questions for grammatical errors and clarity.
  4. Encourage your students to find a veteran to interview; someone in their family, a friend or neighbor, or often older people in homes enjoy sharing their experiences.
  5. If this is not possible, then the students can answer their own questions, playing the role of a veteran and really putting themselves in a veteran's shoes.
  6. Have your students share these with the class and invite veterans in to discuss this day with your students if at all possible.

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