This no-prep short research project is the perfect assignment to have students picking through their past to find interesting artifacts and special symbols of their families' heritage while covering so many standards. Students will love digging through the websites looking for interesting facts, families will enjoy talking with their students about their heritage, and you will love that students are so engaged in this project!
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Student Experience: Set the stage for product picking and research by showing an episode of American Pickers. Then, students choose an antique that is special to their family. They get to know that item and the families better through research and interviews. Then they compile that information into a slideshow to present to the class. This is a show and tell project, so on presentation, you'll enjoying seeing all the artifacts!
Episode guide for American Pickers (can be used with any episode)
Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:
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♥ "Oh my gosh! This could not be more perfect for me. I am the chairperson for Festival Day at our school, held each year in May. This year we are celebrating the history of America through artifacts and primary sources."
♥ "I love the Antiques Roadshow, so I love this project! This is a creative way to get students excited about their own histories."
♥ "This was awesome for my 11th graders! The instructions were thorough and the students in other grades were jealous that the juniors got to do something so "fun"."
♥ "Great idea! I am using this at the beginning of the year for my American Literature class. It's extremely relevant and a great review of research. Thank you!"
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