Students will research their own ancestry and share this knowledge using the interview process
Each student will be given the opportunity to interview and to be interviewed. This activity will later help students in writing their own autobiographies.
As a culminating activity students will give oral presentations by sharing their autobiographies. Students may also bring in food to share and to help express their culture. Afterwards this could lead into a great debate as to what type of genre is preferable. Teachers also may assign students to rewrite their autobiographies using third person narrative. This task may be difficult for some, and if so, count the work as extra credit. Poetry writing can also be implemented at the individual teacher’s discretion.