1. What work should students do over the summer? Students are required to interview four family members (over the age of 18) using the Family History Data Sheet provided. (StoryCorps also provides some great interview questions here.) These interviews can be in person, via FaceTime or Skype, or through written correspondence and should be recorded, preferably on their iPads or similar devices. These interviews are due on the second day of 8th Grade History class, Friday, 8 September 2017. Students are also required to complete the provided pedigree chart, filling in all the information possible to three generations (student, parents, grandparents), including pictures of those seven people. Any additional information is a bonus. Students should also collect as many photographs of family members, and artifacts of family history as possible. The more photos and artifacts students have at the beginning of the school year, the better.
2. Can students work on their projects at home? Yes, students can collect photos, artifacts, and write individual components of the project at home. However, the final project must be constructed on the computers in the Middle School History Classroom (Room 605) because the final files are not transportable between machines.
3. How do I create a PDF? How do I submit to Dropbox?