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I found a great resource for kids and parents working on family history. The Library of Congress has a Teacher’s Resource Section.
The site has activities for students, discusses the use of source materials and has numerous photographs and interviews.
Take a peek. You may be able to use something for a school project or to help with your family history research!
Knowing where we came from and the history of our family gives us roots. It helps us understand why we live where we live, eat what we eat, act the way we do, and have the traditions we do.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to get you thinking about your family history.
- Why do I live where I live? Which part of my family came to this place to settle down? When did they come and why?
- My mom makes special desserts or meals for holidays. Where did those recipes come from? Why does she always make those same recipes year after year?
- Most of us have light colored hair and eyes. Or, most of us have darker colored skin and eyes. What is our background?
- Every year at Christmas my mom places a pickle on the tree and we have to look for it. The child that finds it gets a present. Why do we do this? Where did this tradition come from?
Just starting with a few of those questions will get a child thinking about his roots. The answers will also help the child come to a better understanding of who he is.