This time of year many people reflect on their country and how the efforts of others play a role in their own life. This summer, take time to discover your own personal history. You may find heroes like military men and women or examples of perseverance in your very own family! By discovering their stories, your out look on life will be altered. History can become a personal experience by trying these tips. Encourage your students to discover their "his" or "her" story as well!
Primary Resources - Find individuals in your family and record their personal account.
Have your students "interview" family members to discover how their family reacted to historical events.
Life Events (childhood memories)
Where were you when _____________________happened?
What was the price of _____________ when you were a child?
Life Events (Adulthood)
Where were you when ________________happened?
Did you serve in the military? (Dates and experiences)
Discover Secondary Resources - Big Universe has resources on countries, military, and historical resources.
How has learning about your past changed how you view history?