By Eleanor MacDonald
This is a wonderful source for objectives-based schooling. as the beginning of the social experiences curriculum is the relatives, A Window into historical past provides lecturers an attractive strategy for introducing scholars to books which are established as own narratives of relations histories. those books, either fiction and nonfiction, mixed with hugely applicable actions and tasks, construct issues round neighborhood, background, and cultural or social ameliorations. furthermore, the range of cultural backgrounds within the titles makes A Window into background specially precious in courses that emphasize multicultural concerns. advised instructor source for grades 3-8.
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How long did it take them to save the money for the journey? Again, remember to make notes of any stories or memorable events that happened during the journey. You can record and share the information you have gathered in a number of ways. You could write a research report about immigration, focusing on the experiences of immigrants from your ancestor’s country. You could also write a fictional story about a journey to America using what you have learned about your ancestors and the times in which they lived.
Make the map locations as accurate as possible, though in many cases all that will be remembered is an ancestor’s country of origin, not the city or region. As you ask questions and learn more, keep notes on everything you have learned. Now that you know where your ancestors came from you can begin to find out about the countries they left. What does the country look like and how do the people live? What was happening in the country at the time your ancestors left? Many people immigrated because there were wars, lack of opportunity for their children, or religious persecution.
If possible, interview someone from that country, possibly someone in your own family. You can also find information in the library on children's games from many countries. What were the rules for playing these games? How many could play, and how were the players chosen? Are any of the games you play similar to games you play now? Compare notes with others in your group. Did you find that the same game is played in many countries with only slight differences? 2. Try playing some of these games with your friends.
A Window into History: Family Memory in Children's Literature by Eleanor MacDonald