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History Begins with Living Memories!

Interview a relative, neighbour or friend
about their memories.
Click here to see some examples

  • Find a relative, friend or neighbour who would like to talk to you about their memories.
    This person should be of your parent's or grandparent's age.
    The longer a person has lived the more memories they have!
  • When you find a good person to talk to, arrange a time to meet for a conversation.
  • Think about the questions you will ask and bring a pen and paper to the meeting.
    (If you have a tape recorder, you could take that along too.)


  • When you arrive at the interview, first talk about where they were born, their job, family and where they have lived most of their life. This helps you to understand who they are.
  • Then ask this person to talk about one of these things:
  • Taking part in an important day in history.
  • How they were feeling on any important day in history.
  • The most exciting day of their life.

  • Write down all the important facts as you listen.


  • When you get home, write down the memory, taking care with your spelling and grammar.
  • When you are finished, show your story to this person to make sure everything is correct.
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