Your paper must be word-processed, double-spaced and at least 850 words in length (excluding your name, title, and references). Your paper is worth 100 points.
Start this assignment by drawing a family tree of the family you were born or adopted into, giving for each member of your family, the personâ€™s name, birth date, birthplace, places the person has lived and how long they lived there. Include stories that you think are revealing of your familyâ€™s ethnic and/or racial history. Make it nice, you will be submitting a photo or scan copy of your family tree along with your paper.
Then write a brief analysis of your family, focusing on their migration history. Go as back in time as you can. You may have to interview members of your family. Is there a â€œfamily historian?â€ Discuss when your family first came to the area where it now resides. Where did they come from? Why did they come? Where did they settle? What did they do? What skills did they have? How did they acquire these skills? Reflect.
Finally, choose one or more photographs and describe its relevance to your familyâ€™s history and to this class.