To develop fun, engaging, hands-on activities to help children learn more about their family and their family's history. To find and share resources, such as literature, videos, music, photography, toys, and lesson plans helpful for teaching children about history and genealogy. To develop and teach adults effective, research-based educational methodologies for instructing children in genealogical concepts.
Our children are the future keepers of family history. Family history education can and should begin in early childhood and continue throughout the primary school years and into the teenage years. Young children learn through sensory and interactive experiences, so family history activities ideally should be hands-on, emphasizing the repetition of family names, faces, and relationship vocabulary. As children's cognitive abilities grow with age, learning family history can enhance general history studies, and help children develop a better sense of identity and positive life perspective.
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