We hope you enjoy doing this project and that you will find out a lot about how your grandparents and great-grandparents lived in the middle of the 20th century.

Important things to remember

Make sure you have your parents' permission to take part in the project.

Have your questions ready before you go to interview someone.

There is no need to write down everything your interviewee says. Write notes - words, phrases, short sentences. Write out the story later at home or in school.

Always thank the people who help you with the questionnaires. If you are nice to them they will give you lots more information later on.

If someone doesn't know or has forgotten the answer to your question, don't worry. Move on to the next question.

If you are going on the Internet at home to check out the sites in the Resources section don't forget to get your parents' permission first. They pay the telephone bills!

Have fun!

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