Humans of Elizabeth

Using “Humans of New York” (HONY) as an inspiration, we have put together an Elizabeth edition. In case you are not familiar with HONY, this is a when someone takes a photo and does a brief interview with someone going about their daily life in NY. Here is the website for your perusal Each grade level will focus on a different aspect of life in Elizabeth.

9th grade—  Humans of AHPA Annex—staff and students

10th grade—Humans of Elizabeth—the shops (beauty/barber/nails—customers and workers)

11th grade—Humans of Elizabeth—the restaurants—customers and workers

12th grade—Humans of Elizabeth—Senior Citizens 

  • Create a post/word document about your assigned human of Elizabeth.
  • Ask your subject if it is ok that you take a photo before you begin your interview. If you can’t take his/her photo, you can’t use that person for this project. Feel free, however, to have a conversation with that person and get to know another Elizabeth community member.
  • Ask at least three questions to two people that you do not know. Some sample questions.
    • If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be and why?
    • What superhero best represents you?
    • What is your weakness?
    • What makes you happy?
    • What is your greatest struggle?
    • What is the greatest source of inspiration in your life?
    • If you knew everyone in the world was listening, what would you say?
  • Have students generate more questions so that they have several questions to ask the people they interview.
  • Take a photo.
  • Write a brief blurb about their human of Elizabeth and attach a picture to the blurb