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 knack for inspiring us to go above and beyond and do something spectacular – really stretch ourselves. Most of the projects for our cultural fair included some type of family history! It was a wonderful event. I hadn’t ever seen anything like it until this year, when I met someone at the Tucson Family history fair who pointed me to another fabulous teacher, who like mine, encourages his students to produce work that is meaningful, memorable, and family history related. Read about it here: 8th Grade Family History Project.
After writing that post, I heard from several readers and friends that their kids have been part of incredible family history projects at their schools as well. So, for this month’s blog link up next Wednesday (September 20), we are encouraging you to share about these wonderful school projects! Read more about this month’s blog link up here:
We hope that you will share your ideas or spotlight an incredible teacher from your area. I love hearing about these projects. As a former history teacher, it is absolutely delightful to read about children experiencing history through their own ancestors eyes! If you have something to share but don’t have a blog, please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers are busy people. If we can get the word out how much better history and social studies (and even science) can be when family history is included, we can make a difference!