While researching, how many times have you asked yourself, "Why didn't I ask them that while I still had the chance?" 'That' being, of course, whatever genealogy stumbling block you're trying to eliminate from your research.
Me? I have lots of regrets. I regret no one ever took and saved a picture of me and my great-grandmother, Boo.
And I really, really regret not asking my Great Aunt Anne about her service in the U.S. Navy as a member of the history-making W.A.V.E.S. I also regret I don't have a photo of her.
And while I am of the opinion that both of my grandfathers were jerks, the fact remains I still never met them. For my mom's dad, I've only a microfilm copy of a photo of him from the back of his U.S. Passport. Until that discovery, I had never, ever seen him.
But now? Jennifer Holik has written Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students. What does this mean? It means there is now a wonderful resource with which to attract the younger generations to the joy of genealogy. Inside the high school editions, 30 lessons can be found that are guaranteed to not only instruct the student on best practices and strategies on genealogy, but get them addicted to genealogy in no time.
Why purchase Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30?
Note: A PDF copy of Branching Out: Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30 was given to me to read and review. My review is an honest and unbiased response to my review of both volumes. For more information about my general disclosure policies please visit my Disclosure Page.
3/22/2012 10:04:20 pm
Great Idea! I've been trying to get some interest in genealogy in my children's middle school through an after-school club/program. Do you think this series of lessons would be too advanced for 12-14 year olds?
3/23/2012 04:05:23 am
3/23/2012 12:30:55 pm
Like this. Will look into it when my cash flow improves...it should rain money soon, right? Seriously, love curriculum ideas to teach this kind of thing. Nice to know I won't have to reinvent the wheel! LOL!
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