History of ME Project
Finding out the history of your name, your roots, your family tree, your heritage can connect you to your role in living history. This project you will research your history using a research packet and find out specific information in relation to the information in the packet to complete your History of Me Book.
Complete this packet as before completing your final project. This will make sure that your final project will be neat and clean (with minimal errors). This is also the packet that Dr. Hinzman will check at numerous points to ensure that you are making progress (you will need to get signatures as you go to get points – the Packet must be handed in with project).
Remember as you find information, you will need to note the sources of information so that you may cite your sources (a minimum of 4 citations will be needed for final project). These can include personal interviews of family members as you will be asking family members information for your family tree and information about your name, so this is not as difficult as it sounds.
The completed packet will help you put together your History of Me Booklet which will be due in class Oct 19th though you should be able to complete the work much before that point using the tools provided. We will be researching & using the computers in class during, so it is up to individual students to use the resources and time to their advantage to complete the project in the time allotted.
Each section of this packet will be checked and worth 20 points by Dr. Hinzman.
The Completed Research packet must be done by September 28th.
Individual sections should be checked as they are completed, working on the packet outside of class is perfectly acceptable and encouraged. Students are welcome to utilize the class webpage to help them work on the project. Not only should students use resources of online content but also sources of their own family to find out answers to help them complete this project.
When you make your final copy, you will make a cover for your History of Me book and you can personalize it as artistically as you choose.
If you need to open the Document click on the download file below
Research Packet Download:
Links for Research:
What is a Coat of Arms or a Family Crest?
This is a sample family crest or Coat of Arms. You can also make your own with the picture below: