Art Beyond Sight
Social, Communication, and Independent Living Skills
through the Arts Curriculum
■ Activity Plan ■
(Song lyrics and audio & bibliography included)
- Activity Plan Overview
- Activity Plan 1: Great relationships start with hello
- Activity Plan 2: Ice Breaker and Small Talk
- Activity Plan 3: A two way street
- Activity Plan 4: From Casual to Formal Conversation
- Activity Plan 5: Handling difficult situations and conflict resolution
- Activity Plan 6: Nonverbal communication and tips for your tics
- Activity Plan 7: Strike a pose! Field trip to the museum
- Activity Plan 8: Making our Self-portrait
- Activity Plan 9: The Art of Dressing
- Activity Plan 10: Making a Fashion Statement
- Activity Plan 11: Personal Narrative: Writing your story
- Activity Plan 12: A Collaborative Song Writing Activity
- Activity Plan 13: Preparing an interview
- Activity Plan 14: Meet a stranger: an exploration of the interview process
- Activity Plan 15: Let's prepare our own Talk Show!
- Final Event
- Songs by Brian Muni
LESSON 13 Preparing an interview
Grade: 6th to 8th grade
Duration: 45 min.
Objectives and Outcomes:
- Students will learn about the different types and purposes of interviews.
- Students will learn the importance of preparing in advance, being organized and present one-self.
- Students will practice their questioning skills.
Suggested Topics for Class Discussion:
- What is an interview? Purposes? Context: internship, summer jobs, TV show, newspaper article etc.?
- Dos and donts of interview
- What kind of questions? Formal/informal; open and close ended questions
- How to prepare an interview? Know few facts on the interviewee, have some questions ready, deal with the stress (visualization, breathing exercises)
- A prospective music teacher is coming to be interviewed by a student hiring committee.
- Students will hold their own talk show: host, interviewee and questions from the audience (rest of the students)
- Students can interview their teacher about his/her own job interview process
- Students will think of and write down/record questions to ask to their fellow and practice by pair.
- Students will pair up and prepare questions to ask to a museum staff