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Family Story Assignment

Assignment: Talk with a family member (not an immediate member) about a particularly memorable Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or special event. Be sure to get some details about the holiday or event such as:

  • How old was the person?
  • Where was the person living?
  • What actually happened?
  • What were the person's feelings about the event at the time?
  • What are the person's feelings about the event now?

Turn the information into a typed report (that's the preferred form) to be handed in to your teacher. The report must be at least one page long, but no longer than two.

Your report must conclude by you sharing your thoughts about how you felt getting this story or information or just talking with the family member.