the coming weeks we will be studying where "we" came from
that is, the history behind how each one of us and our families
came to call North Lansing home. The following is a brainstorming
activity and homework assignment. This activity will lead up to
us sharing with each other in class, as well as 30 students going
to MSU on Wednesday, May 31, to construct a web page entitled, "The
Otto Middle School Online Museum."
the Civil War, and into the twentieth century, why did people come
do cities have that rural areas lack?
are some of our families from?
A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER IF NEEDED
place(s) is your family from?
did they come to this country, and specifically North Lansing?
what you know about early family history here (ask a parent or grandparent!):
did your family come to this area (what forces pushed them from
their home, and what pulled them here)?
do you know about your family adjusting to life in Lansing? Was
it easy, or difficult?
describe one artifact that symbolizes your family and why (it could
be from your homeland, from previous generations, or a fairly new
item that is meaningful to you and your family).