Interview an Expert
Sharing what you've learned
Your teacher may ask you to do one or both of the next two activities.
Make sure you print out these notes so you can use them for the
next two activities.
Activity 1: News Interview
You and a partner (someone who has researched the same factors that you did ) will
write a 2-3 page interview between a reporter and an "expert"
on the country you are studying for this WebQuest. Before getting
started, ask your teacher for the set of criteria, or rubric,
which will be used to provide feedback on your work.
The interview will focus on:"What are
the factors (social, geographical
or historical) that lead to the use of child soldiers in the country?" The interview should inform others who may not have had an opportunity
to do the same research as you about the factors that could have contributed to armed conflict and led to the use of child soldiers. You must include the information your group gathered in
Step 2 that explain why there are child soldiers in the country
you're studying for this WebQuest.
creative in choosing your questions and answers. Make sure that the reporter asks both clarifying and follow-up questions of the expert, and that the expert makes connections to your own country's history, geography, and society when explaining the use of child soldiers. Pretend you are
on TV. Your teacher may ask you act out this interview in front
of the class, or write it up as newspaper story.
Felicity O. Yost. Source:
Marie, In the Shadow of the Lion, by Jerry Piasecki. ©
United Nations, 2001