ERIC Number: ED239995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Family History Unit - U.S. History - Grade 8.
Ventura Unified School District, CA.
A family history project which introduces students to the study of the family in connection with the immigration period in American history is described. The six-week project, an annual activity in Balboa Middle School (California) United States history classes, consists of four parts: (1) family history charts (family trees); (2) family interviews with the oldest relatives; (3) family history papers focusing on a single ancestor or one ancestral line; and (4) family history night for family and friends when the students exhibit family artifacts, family mobility maps, timelines, and family notebooks. Student materials consisting of directions explaining each part of the project and worksheets for recording personal and family information are included. The project provides alternatives for those students or their parents who do not wish to participate in the project as described. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ventura Unified School District, CA.