The unit is designed to introduce students to history through their personal and family history. It is a way to get them involved in history without jumping right into a textbook. It allows them to have a little fun at the beginning of the year and become engaged in your class.Unit would also be a good fit for holiday seasons when families gather and give opportunities to interview relatives they see less often.
You may assign 1 or more of the activities including CHARTING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY.
**CHARTING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY is a prerequisite for the activities:
-PUTTING YOUR FAMILY ON THE MAP
-CREATING A TREE FOR YOUR FAMILY
-DESIGNING A FAMILY CREST
Teacher supplies paper, black and colored markers, texts or research materials for recent history.