Oral history is lost forever if not uncovered and recorded. This beautiful project engages students as historians - creating a family heirloom heritage collection box, doing comprehensive interviews of an older relative with a large given bank of intriguing questions, creating a newspaper full of various modes and forms of writing showcasing the research of family history. Finally, the student prepares and presents their findings in an engaging oral presentation - sharing snippets of best learning from the collection box, interviews and newspaper. This is a great way to uncover the diversity in your classroom and create a cohesive classroom that builds appreciation for one another all year long. Not only is this Common Core rich, but students delve into a true Depth of Knowledge through this project. Parents and students alike rave about this family-centered unit.