I am the only visual arts teacher at Randall K. Cooper High School in KY - a brand new high school (we just opened in August '08). I am giving this assignment in all of my classes...Advanced Art, Digital Photo, and Graphic Design. My students are beyond excited. They will be interviewing at least 4 people connected with the school, and they will create work in a variety of media and create answers to the WDYDWYD question. In addition, they will also respond by answering the question artistically themselves. Already, my students have made faculty members respond to the interviews in a vulnerable way - at least two people have cried, and we just started yesterday.
We are attempting to begin new traditions at RCHS, and I hope to have my students create a slideshow for the seniors to be viewed at graduation festivities. It is my hope to continue this with every future senior class.