We will in the future try and learn how the historians on PBS, did these research tasks and you will learn on your own, how to do these searches for your family.[You might have to get family permission] We might have a class project, to really learn, how we are all living history. I hope you have seen what the expansion of the western part of the country meant for many families. Also that you can see what slavery, the peculiar institution,is really like for people who have known connections and deep history to this experience. Remember the Race: The Power of an illusion-The Story We Tell and I recommend looking at the other people at the Finding your Roots site. There are all kinds of stories from multiple seasons. Please watch this episode as homework.
We also have a link on the class site under Home/Family History where you can learn about Story Corp and keeping you story in the National Archives for your future generations. You could look at the link from our site and we will talk how the PBS crew made the information and stories come to life in the present day. Post ideas and questions if you would like. Notebook Chapter 11/12 we have to choose a due date soon. We might do this Monday 2/6/17. Take care.
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