Re: Genealogy Games Help
- I think it would be fun to have each girl get a story from a grandparent, write it down, put it in a hat and have someone read the story (which you have already read to make sure it is appropriate) and then have the group try to figure out his grandparent was telling the story.
Don't know what your class is, but since doing tombstone rubbings maybe the girls would be interested, if they have not yet tried, to find brief family history using one of the free web sites.
It was actually a great (or grand ?) niece who got me back on the ancestry hunt when she was doing a project for high school and called me with lots of questions about our family. Now I am trying to put together our family history for all of the grand children, nieces, nephews, etc.
Hope your girls have fun.
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> Slightly skewed topic? I'm teaching some indexing to a small class of 12-15 year old girls and want to have some fun activites to go along with the class, genealogy related, of course! I've come up with some options, but hope this group might have better activites or suggestions to better my games. First, I want to have an old photo matching game to match the photo to the decade it was taken using photos where it is fairly obvious which decade they belong. Next, a old fashioned handwriting decipering challenge. Then a game involving headbands that go around the girls'foreheads with a name in it where the girls can ask yes/no questions to find out the name? Not totally certain about that game. And then having the girls do a rubbing off of a "tombtone". To end up I'll bring my laptop or two and log in to do some actual indexing work. Any suggestions or ideas? Sure could use some!!