Did you do a family history project when you were in school? Have your kids? What outstanding teacher in your area assigns family history projects? What do they do? How can teachers include family history in their lessons to engage students with the past and help make their studies more personal? Share your thoughts about school and family history with us this month in our blog link up. Here are some ideas for what to post.
- Project idea or lesson plan for teachers that includes family history
- Description of a school project that included family history
- Spotlight of a teacher who includes or included family history in their curriculum
- How you have incorporated family history into your child’s studies in school
- Homeschool lesson ideas that focus on family history or genealogy
I’ve come across many lesson plans for teachers that include family inheritance, DNA, family and local history, and more. Check out a list of those here: Web Index of Family History Ideas for Children and Teens (scroll down to the school category about halfway down the page).
Why is there a “Family History for Children” blog link up?
The idea for a blog link up focused on family history for children began after RootsTech 2017. Myself (Nicole Dyer), Melissa Finlay, and Emily Schroeder gave a presentation there about family history for kids. We wanted to continue sharing and encourage others to share ideas for how to engage children in this important aspect of history. As we discussed ideas for this, I got the idea for a link up.
I know many people are doing fun things to engage their children. After our RootsTech class, several attendees came up to chat about the unique things they have done. I also know that people are searching for ideas for kids to do at their reunions, family discovery day events, at home, and so on. Lots of us want to include young people in their family history endeavors but need more ideas. I started the link up to encourage the flow of ideas in this area. Read about why you would want to share family history with children at our very first link up here.
How to Join
Submit your photo and link by September 19. Here are the steps to join:
1. Create a post and pinterest type image (tall rectangle about 735 x 1102 pixels) to share in the link up.
2. Join this google photo album: September Link Up Photo Album
3. Upload your image by September 19.
4. Include your post title and link in the info / description section.
5. Set your post to publish on September 20 and link back to this page. If you’d like to, you can use the photos and link up to the other bloggers posts. Feel free to use the images I created.
6. On September 20, share the link up on social media using #FHforChildren. Share 2-3 of your favorite posts from fellow bloggers in the link up.
Thanks for joining the link up! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or suggestions for future link ups. See all the link ups here: Family History for Children Blog Link Up