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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Family Memoir: Getting Acquainted With Generations Before Us
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Nine 50-minute sessions|
San Francisco, California
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
What do the words we write really have to say about us? In this lesson, students examine the power of word choice as they write six-word memoirs of their lives.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 11
Students explore their own roots by interviewing family members and use their family history to write a fictional account of their roots.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 7
Students imagine they have been asked to participate in a museum exhibit, take photos/videos of a significant location, and write or record reflections. Students can also create an exhibit from something they have read.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 7
National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 1
Students consider the portrayal of Asians in popular culture by exploring images from classic and contemporary films and comparing them to historical and cultural reference materials.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
Teens can take part in the process of building family histories by recording the stories, or memoirs, of family members.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Explore books that celebrate relationships with grandmothers and learn how even across different cultures a grandmother's love is the same.