Are you already preparing for the holidays and thinking about something special to give the children in your life? It’s that time again. Sometimes I put off thinking about gifts until the last minute, but with special or homemade gifts, I know that I have to get going on those a few months in advance. […]
As a genealogist and a former teacher, I am fascinated by the idea of students discovering history by researching their own ancestors. When I taught U.S. and World History to 6-8th graders, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of work required, that I barely had enough time to create each of my 3 lesson […]
Do students learn history better through the eyes of their own ancestors? I think so! When I was in 8th grade, our school held a cultural fair. It was one of the most memorable school projects I did. Not only was my teacher that year one of my favorite people ever, but she had a […]
Two years ago, my Dad’s family gathered for an epic reunion. His parents, their 10 children and spouses, and over 50 of their grandchildren convened for several days of activities and evening programs. One evening included a songwriting activity that turned out to be entertaining and storytelling-inducing. Each family was given a piece of […]
When the family is all together at a reunion, it’s a great time to celebrate the family stories that we all share. We did this at my dad’s family reunion with his 9 siblings a couple years ago. I wrote about the ancestor skits we did in this post: How to Do an Ancestor Skit Night […]
Family reunions are one of the most popular times to share family history. Hardly a year goes by that we don’t have some kind of reunion, and as you can probably guess, I make every effort to go because I don’t want to miss any fun family history moments! For this month’s Family History for […]
When my family travels anywhere that has a connection to our past, we do our best to teach our children about their family history. Children can experience family history first hand when they do “field trips” to family sites. Experiencing the places of significance to our ancestors has great potential for being memorable and fun. […]
Do you live in the Salt Lake City area or are you planning a visit in the near future? 24 July 2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first wave of Mormon pioneers entering the Salt Lake Valley. What better way to celebrate your pioneer heritage than to load up the children and go on […]
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