Have you taught the children in your life about food rationing? Charlotte’s timely post today is about a food shortage role-play activity she did with her children. I love that she taught about her grandmother’s experience with rationing in Hawaii during WWII and tied that together with today’s chaotic circumstances....
As family historians we recognize the need to gather our family stories, but what happens when we uncover stories that were never discussed? What if we found our family was part of one of the most dramatic and disturbing eras of the 20th century – the Holocaust of World War...
Family history stories: research is showing that they contribute to a child’s resilience and strength. But what about adults? What can we gain from a family member’s experiences, thoughts, and feelings? I set out to write this article for Veteran’s Day. I wanted to finally get down in writing my...
Do you have any members of The Greatest Generation still living in your family? Have you recorded their stories? If you’re not sure why those who united their efforts during World War II to defeat evil were dubbed “The Greatest Generation” by journalist and author, Tom Brokaw, you might want...
How much do you know about the military service of your family members? Do you wonder about the events that shaped their lives? How can you honor their sacrifice? In the next few weeks we have several opportunities to consider their part in preserving our country’s freedom: Memorial Day, Flag Day, and...
“Well-behaved women seldom make history” was penned by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich in 1976. Do you have a well-behaved woman in your family’s history? A woman who lived through the astounding changes of the 20th century and quietly worked to make a difference? To celebrate Women’s History...
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