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Chapter Syllabus

Family Tree

  • Complete your Family Tree for four generations.
  • Write a Personal Essay on two members from your Family Tree.
  • Create a Personal Experience with one member from your Family Tree and write a Personal Essay about it.
  1. Complete a Family Tree Worksheet in it's entirety by using the following resources.
    • Personal memory.
    • Personal documents.
    • Immediate family members' personal memory.
    • Extended family members' personal memory.
  2. Transfer the information collected on the Family Tree Worksheet to a Family Tree Diagram.
  3. Complete a Family Branch Worksheet for two members in your Family Tree.
  4. Write a Personal Essay for each of the two members in your Family Tree based on the Family Branch Worksheets.
  5. Take a field trip to visit a member from your Family Tree and complete a Field Trip Worksheet.
  6. Write a Personal Essay about your field trip using information from the Field Trip Worksheet.

  • Create a Heritage Scrapbook focusing on your family tree. There are tons of materials available for this subject.
  • Write letters to the living members of your family tree asking them specific questions about memories you might have. Let them write you back in their own handwriting their reflections on those memories and perhaps add a few memories of their own.
  • Include the above personal essays in your journal.

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