Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Put your brainstorm 3 topics and 2 good questions in Comments here from Mike

Students, now that you have your prompt for Essay One, the Profile, please brainstorm three good ideas for a subject for this project.  Make sure at least one idea is a person and one is a public place.  Let's get as many good ideas out there and why.

Post these three brainstorm ideas in the Comments section under this post of mine so we have all the subject ideas in one place.

Write the subject and one sentence explaining why you think it would be a good choice.

In addition, create two good questions for an interview that you think  you could ask of anybody.  Strive to create a good question that is not a yes/no question.

So in total,in the Comments below this post, brainstorm:

3 topics for Essay One.
2 good questions that might be used in an interview with anyone.

Good luck!



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  2. Ideas:
    My grandpa who was is World War II. What the war has done to him and how he feels he was apart of it
    The cemetery by my house. To show the stories of the ones lost, many are from the 1800's
    My uncle on flying WWII planes. To see how flying saved his life and how it feels to be in the air.

    Two questions:
    What did your journey mean to you?
    How did your story or journey change/impact your life today?

  3. -Marysville High School. To see how it has changed over the years.
    -Uncle who was in the CIA. To see how what he learned/did over the years shaped his life
    -Union County. To see how Union County has evolved over years.

    1.)Do you regret anything in your past; if so what?
    2.)How did your past make you who you are today?

  4. - Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton Ohio to see how it has helped defend our country.
    -My dad's friend who was a dog handler in the military and searched for POW/MIAs in South East Asia after the Vietnam war. How did what he see change is life and view on the war forever?
    - Union County airport to see how it helped promote the growth and expansion of Marysville

    1.) If you could do it over again what would you change?
    2.) If someone wanted to take the same path as you, what would your advice to them be?

  5. -A friend of my grandmother who flew planes during World War Two of whom I have met only twice.
    -Central Park in New York City because it is a major area in the city and important.
    -Disney World because I have been there and it is a fun place that has added on over the years.

    1. Were you ever scared while you were off on a mission?
    2. If you weren't a pilot in World War Two, how would your life turn out?

  6. -Larry Zimmerman, a family friend and the ex superintendent of Marysville School District
    -The new Hope Center in Marysville, Ohio that helps with the locally unfortunate
    -My father and how he has struggled with the current economic state

    1. What struggles did you have to face with as the superintended?
    2. How did you deal with the constant expansion of the Marysville School District?

  7. -Carriage Place Park along Sawmill and Bethel: a park that I used to go to when I was a lot younger that has slowly deteriorated and lost the public's eye; why?

    -Bishop Watterson High School: the place I went to before coming to OSUM; I'd like to know how it's expansion has either brought in or driven away more students.

    -Gricelda Strait: a family friend who came to the US to find a better life for her and her daughter; how she has adapted to the United States.

    1. Why do you think that the park has been losing interest from the public over the last 10 or so years?
    2. What was the hardest thing you had to face when you first came to this country?

  8. Barbara Stofcheck. She is a leader in my town and ran a business for 40 some years.

    LaRue ohio. This is my home town and it has many historic and meaningful places.

    Coonies Bar and Grill. It is the restaurant in LaRue and everyone loves it.

    1. What made you want to start a business?
    2. Did the business effect your family time and if so how did you try to balance it?

  9. The three topics that I have in mind are:
    -Eugene Park, he was in the military for 10+ years on active duty, I think it would be interesting to hear some of his stories.
    -The gym, I go to the gym nearly everyday to workout. Most people think of the gym as a place to go with only one thing in mind, I see it as something more than a place to just get fit.
    -There are a couple engineers at my church and the major I'm planning on taking on is engineering, so it will be insightful to know what really goes on in an engineers life

    1. What were some of the scariest things that happened during your career?
    2. Who do you look up to and why?

  10. -Laura, The Owner of SkyZone, Im curious what makes people decide to start a business
    - Shanahan Middle School, The middle school I went to, and was at one point the only school in the district.
    -My Dad, The vice President of distribution for AEP, i'm curious what kind of struggles they face when trying to keep the power on.

    1.How quick did this school get outgrown and are many more schools in the district seen in the future?
    2. What made you decide to open a SkyZone and would you do it again?

  11. Interviews:
    1. Mary Radke, former principal of Holy Trinity Catholic School which is now closing after 132 years
    2. Macey Sheerer, former graduate of Bucyrus High School who holds the school record of 1,000 points
    3. The City of Bucyrus, who runs a highly famous park in Bucyrus; Aumiller Park

    1. Why is Holy Trinity Catholic School closing after 132 years?
    2. What type of mental preparation did it take to accomplish your goal of scoring over 1,000 points in your high school career?

  12. My Grandfather(farmer)- How has he achieved his goals in life, and how he has become the man he is today.
    Fairbanks High School- What is the history of the school and the changes it has overcome.
    David Huber(Works at Honda)- What his life was like when he grew up, and what has he done to achieve his successes in life.

    1.What types of goals did you set yourself when trying to achieve success?
    2. If you could go back in time, what is one thing you would change to alter your life?

  13. Ideas:
    1. Ohio Stadium: Ohio state university's football stadium
    2. My dad, captain in the army, flew helicopters in the gulf war
    3. My grandpa, he came to the US from Bolivia.

    1. How has this place affected you and who you have become.
    2. how has your experiences shaped you.

  14. Interviews:
    1. Mike July- my grandfather who worked at over5 different zoos and knew Jack Hannah on a first name basis.
    2. Doug and Michelle Burnett- they are my parents and I would like to know more about them then I already know.
    3. Marysville Barbershop- A local barbershop that everyone has gone to at least once in their life.

    1. How many different peoples hair have you cut?(Directed toward barbershop)
    2.How did you work your way up at the zoo?(Directed toward my grandpa)

  15. Interviews:
    1. Lee Smith my step moms dad who was born a poor farm boy in Michigan and made it to a community college for a mechanical engineering degree and he made lots of patients for wood chippers and now is retired.
    2. Down town Delaware- Ill interview the local shops and ask what the remember what was different than it is now.
    3. Marjorie Factor- My step dad's mom she is almost 90 and has lived through alot

    1. What were cars like back in the day?
    2. What are some of the hardest things you had to deal with in you life?

  16. Ideas
    1. Jack Bull, local Marion resident with a heart of gold.
    2. Charles Witt, a family friend who has been through a lot.
    3. Centerburg, my hometown and its history.

    1. What was your favorite memory concerning (Subject's name here)?
    2. What is the best example you can think of that shows (Subject's name here)'s character?

  17. Interview:
    1. Carol Burich (my grandma)- I thought it would be interesting to see more in depth of what her life was like growing up, raising seven children, and then watching her grand children and great- grandchildren grow up.

    2. The Dublin Barbershop- This is a barbershop my dad and brother have been going to since I was little, it would be interesting to learn about what it's like to work in a family business.

    3.Robert Burich (my grandpa)- It would be interesting to learn about what his life was like growing up, since I have never heard much about his life when he was younger.

    1. What do you hope for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the future?

    2. What has it been like working at the barbershop?

  18. Topics:

    1. The Detroit Train Station, it's been around for more than 100 years and I'd love to learn about it's history.

    2. Kristi Alexander, former art teacher of my high school and a huge inspiration to me as an artist.

    3. Jim Garrison, former Marine from 1959-1963


    1. What made you want to become an art teacher?

    2. How do you feel that being a Marine shaped you as a person?

  19. Profile ideas:
    1.Marion county (mostly the businesses and financial aspect of it in it's prime to now)
    2. Ken Morgan, older guy with a lot of experience and a lot to talk about.
    3. Blaine avenue, a street i lived on for years and know other people that have as well 20+ years ago.
    1. When did the downfall of Marion start?
    2. are you different from what you imagined yourself to be?

  20. Profile ideas:
    1)Columbus Crew Stadium
    2) My Dad (Troy Gregory)
    3) Mejier (My place of work for almost a year now)

    What does loyalty mean to you when you know we are not the best?
    what has been the hardest thing you have ever done in life? And what experiences helped give you the drive to want better for yourself and your family?


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