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World Culture Fair 2015: Family Heritage Projects


As a class we will be studying our Family Heritages throughout Quarter FOUR in preparation for the World Culture Fair on May 8th .

CHECK IN DATES: April 1, 8, 15, 22 , 29, Due May 6th

Point Total: 100 points

START WITH: (20 points) Family Tree (Self, Brothers, Sisters,  Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Great Grandparents etc. go as far back as you can go with the help of your family) Check in April 1st on Progress,  Tree DUE APRIL 8th


Project needs to include at least four (4) of the following: (20 points) Check In April 15th, Items DUE APRIL 22nd

  • Photos of Family (Young and Old)
  • Maps of where family lives currently,  and in the past
  • Jobs/ Trades that family has worked as, or started.
  • Foods (Think of recipes passed down)
  • Heirlooms (Treasures that are priceless, and have great meaning to your family)
  • Religion
  • Poetry, Books, Stories, Letters, Artwork
  • Education
  • Holidays Celebrated
  • Original Reason for moving to the United States (Examples: Job, Family,…)
  • Where did your ancestors enter the U.S.? (Examples: Ellis Island, Original Colonist, West Coast)

Name of Country(-ies) of Origin: (10 points). DUE APRIL 22nd

End With:  (20points) DUE APRIL 29th

  • Autobiographical Poem  that ties together your history and future. (Template attached)


Final Project Format Choices: (5 points)

  • Two Page Written (Neat Handwriting, or Typed Double Space 12 pt. Font)  Report with Visuals
  • Family Scrapbook
  • Tri-fold Display Board with Written Information and Visuals
  • Poster with Written Information and Visuals
  • Suitcase/ Shoebox/ Trunk Display of Family History
  • Choice: Discus with Ms. G

Check-in Due Dates: (5 points total)

Presentation to Classmates: (5 points) May 6th and 7th

Food Item: Brought to the Charter MPR, 5:45 May 8th , with Typed Recipe (15 points)