Current Projects: Students are always welcome to do a creative literature project for extra credit.
5th grade Heritage Album Project
Assigned: October 22 Due: December 13, 2019 Dear Students: You are about to embark on a fantastic adventure exploring your family heritage. Heritage is defined as anything from our past that links us to our families, friends, or ethnic groups.It includes our customs, traditions, and the way we view the world around us.
This project contains four parts, the interview, research, personal narrative, and compiling the album.
Part I: Interview a family member. You will need to interview a family member.
Part II: Research: Interviews & Fact Finding You will need to collect information about the following areas related to your heritage. This can be done through interviews of people who share your heritage and/or through traditional means of gathering research. (books, internet, etc…) The Country:
Where it is located, including which countries it borders.
Important places, cities, etc.…
Fun places to visit—you may want to mention a place you have visited to personalize this section of your album.
Traditions & Celebrations
Special celebrations you and your family share
Briefly mention (2-3 sentences) 2-3 holidays
Most Important holiday
How is it celebrated
Why is it important
The official language
Alphabet (How it varies from English)
Include two favorite words or phrases in this language (with translation in English)
Native to your ethnicity
Your personal favorite
Include pictures and/or recipe
Briefly (2-3 sentences) discuss famous Artists from your country
Include pictures of artwork
May also include music, & dances from your culture
Part III Reflection & Personal Narrative
Minimum three paragraphs:
Choose between 2 options:
Paragraph 1: Describe your heritage,
Paragraph 2: Family traditions
Paragraph 3: Describe what makes them special
Paragraph 1: Choose one family tradition
Paragraph 2: Describe how your celebrate it
Paragraph 3: Explain what makes it special
Part IV Putting it All Together You must create an album of your heritage. It must be written in ink (or typed) and bound. It can be placed in a 1-inch binder or folder. You must include the following: 1. Cover of Project:
It must have a decorative cover.
2. Title Page:
In the center of the page is your title. In the lower right hand corner is your name, teacher name, grade, and date
3. Table of Contents:
Introduction (Briefly describe your heritage, where you were born, what is your family’s ethnicity, When your family members came to America, and how)
Interview of Family Member (Part I)
Research with sub categories (Part II)
Reflection / Personal narrative (Part III)
*Optional Family Tree
4. List of Photographs, Pictures, Illustrations 5. About the Author (Tell us a little about you!) 6. List of Credits (Bibliography)