ERIC Number: ED286787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-1
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What Do You Know About Your Own Personal History?
Mills, Linda L.
This unit was developed to help students gain a sense of personal identity by examining their heritage. This is accomplished through a study of their genealogical beginnings, their county, and their ancestors' way of life. Part I of the unit engages students in activities investigating their background such as writing an autobiography, interviewing adult relatives, studying local folklore, and creating an ancestors gallery. Part II of the unit involves students in a study of their county. Ripley County, Indiana is the focus of this unit, but the activities could be easily transferred to any other county. Activities include drawing a county map, detailing the origins of the county, and studying the early families and their religions. Part III of the unit is a study of pioneer life. Topics studied are: homes, transportation, education, food, crafts, medicine, towns, clothing, and holidays. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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