ERIC Number: ED466415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Gram's Trunk. Curriculum Guides for Education.
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, West Branch, IA.
This story and activities are intended to motivate students, grades K-8, to investigate history. The story "Gram's Trunk"-- is about a family's memories being saved by the grandmother, and about her daughter and granddaughter visiting her to look at the objects stored in the trunk. The activities are varied, but nearly all have to do with the student's own family, such as studying a period in history by studying what was happening in your family at the time, researching what was happening to your family during an earlier decade, or doing newspaper and/or magazine research in the public library to investigate what was happening on a family member's birth date. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Family History, Heritage Education, Material Culture, Primary Sources, Social History, Social Studies, Story Reading, Student Research
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, Box 488, West Branch, IA 52358. Tel: 319-643-5301. For full text: http://www.hoover.archives.gov/education/gramstrunk.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum, West Branch, IA.