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Genealogy Interview: Easter

Genealogy Interview: Easter
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Genealogy Interview: Easter
Students learn so much by interviewing adults about their lives. This document is a perfect place to start because good genealogy interviews seek out more than names and dates. The right questions open minds!
Assign this one-page interview before or after Easter. The 10+ questions ask for childhood memories of Easter happenings and traditions. Lines for written responses are included.

Purposes
Students can...
• Interview parents/guardians, relatives or neighbors to increase genealogical knowledge and gain understanding of differences in society over generations.
• Interview retirement/nursing home residents to promote community involvement.
• Complete the worksheet themselves as an autobiographical activity.

Procedures
1. Assign the worksheet. Include any special instructions you have.
2. On the due date, hold a class discussion. Ask students to compare and contrast the interviewee's memories with their own experiences.
3. Grade the worksheet, but try not to mark it up too much.
4. Ask the students to offer to return it to the interview subject. If this is part of a larger interview unit, ask the student to save the paper until all materials can be gathered in a folder and returned.
NOTE: I include two brief references to church/religion in the hope that parochial schools and homeschooling instructors will the find the questions of interest, as they are to me in the genealogy interviews I conduct. However, the questions that relate to religion can easily be removed or amended without compromising the quality of product.

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Keywords
genealogy, nursing home, retirement home, all about me, biography, autobiography, oral history, interview, Easter, school, church, home, decorating, holidays
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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