Choose one of the following:
1. Bring to school a photo of your grandparent(s) to share with the class. Present an oral report or read a written report. Here are things you might want to include:
What are their names?
When were they born?
Where were they born?
Where did they live when they were children (your
Where do they live now?
What type of work did they do for a living?
What type of education did they receive?
Tell an interesting story about them that you remember
or your parents told you about them.
2. Create a family tree on a poster.
Draw the tree branches (be creative!).
On the tree include as many names of your relatives
as you can.
If you have photos that you can copy, place the
photos on the tree, also.
3. Create a family shield/coat of arms/family crest.
Make a shield with images that you have chosen
that reflect who your ancestors are.
One section could be a state flag of where they
One section could be a symbol of their profession.
One section could be a symbol of their interests
You can do research into colors and meanings behind
a shield’s design. Use this research to help you design your own family
4. Write a one to
two page true story (narrative) about a relative who came to the United States to share with the class.
have a great, great, grandparent who came to the United States
from another country? Talk to your parents and learn more about him/her.