Creating Your Family Tree
While teaching history to a group of fourth graders I couldn’t help but notice that their interest in the history of their country was nonchalant. The boys in the classroom were only interested in World War 2 and the girls were not interested at all. Keeping their attention was a chore and I had to develop new ways to motivate them into learning history. To do that I was forced to come up with something different. I asked each of them to go home and interview their family members and learn about their family history. When I first gave the assignment I did not know how it would go over with them and to my surprise their ears peaked up and they raised their hands with many different questions for me to answer. What quickly made history fun for them is what makes family history so fun for many people, History becomes personal.
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