Have you been trying to involve your teenagers and children in your family history efforts to no avail? Try devoting a wall in your home to family history and see if you can spark some interest. In 2000, our family had outgrown our small starter home and we moved into a house with twice the square footage. With all that space came a lot of empty walls. I hadn't started actively researching my ancestors yet, but I wanted my children to start feeling some connections. I decided to make a family history wall. My starting point was the purchase of an...
Our stake has been focused on teaching the primary children ages 8-11 how to do family history, and our youth consultants are taking charge of teaching them. So I created a lesson plan for our youth family history consultants to use as they teach at the children's homes. The lesson invites the children to become explorers and discover their family's past. Four tools from an "explorer's backpack" are used to explain family history concepts. The compass teaches the children to get started in the right direction by creating an account on FamilySearch.org. The map is used to teach children about...
Diana Elder, AG®, and Nicole Dyer
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