Grenada County, Mississippi

Projects!

BIOGRAPHY PROJECT

What I would love to see done is for a Grenada County teacher to assign the Biography Project as an assignment to interview an older member of a students family or an older member of their church or community.  This was done in another county and the results were wonderful.

A basic questionnaire was provided as a starting point of the types of questions to ask. However, some of the best results were those that just asked the interviewee to tell their life story.  One of my favorite biographies was done by a student who interviewed her 96 year old great grandmother. It was a wonderful biography and of note, this students grandmother passed away three days after she compiled her story. What a wonderful memory this young woman now has. 

I  have recently used this questionnaire to interview elderly members of my own family and I had more fun than I ever thought I would and gained valuable information that I would not have otherwise known.  Now their histories are documented for future generations.  Don't forget once these older members of our family and community are gone, so are their stories!  All we have to do is ask so that we can preserve their history for future generations.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of this form.  If anyone would like to write their life story and submit it to me I will put it in a web-based format to publish online.  If you have any questions or would like any further information, please e-mail me.


Grenada County Coordinator: Sandy Ward