Interviewing is a science and an art. Thought and heart go into creating questions that encourage our elders to tell their stories in the ways they want to tell them. Our group agreed that it is crucial to ask heartfelt questions about, for example, relationships to places or family history. In this way, family by family, resident by resident, the history of Floyd County is watched over and archived at the Floyd Story Center in the Old Church Gallery. Part of this semester’s question developing process was captured in this photo by Radford University intern Bijou Williams at our last Thursday’s workshop.
Check Elementary Teachers, Katie Thomas and Mary Dickerson, reviewed their potential interview questions on the big screen while Alice Slusher, Catherine Pauley, Melinda Wagner, and Floyd County High School teacher, Jason Burgard, made recommendations.
We very much appreciate meeting in the Floyd County High School Library and using the big screen computer technology.
Thank you Mr. Hollandsworth and Ms. Cox!