This writing assignment is a great way to get the students involved in the idea of history, culture, traditions, and learning about other people and places. The students will have the chance to learn about not only their own family, but the families of other classmates as well. History is a story; learning about each others' stories will hopefully promote a class bond that will carry throughout the year. The assignment is very easy to follow and should not take more then a day to discuss with the class and begin the project. After the Students receive the assignment, they can go home and talk to their family members to learn about the story of their own family. They will learn about where they came from, how they got here, and what was unique about the family.