My Family - Chippewa River Writing Project

Professionally Significant Project: This student project will
incorporate social studies GLCES, CCSS from reading and
writing, language, and technology skills for my students. It will
be shared with my grade level teammates to use in their
classrooms if they choose to do so.
This project incorporates the learning of specific technology skills including:
Open, name, and save a presentation
Select a background appropriate to the topic
Use minimal text on the page but narrate with complete sentences read from a script (see notes view)
Scan and insert photos and original artwork and retrieve it from a saved location
Add new slides appropriate for the content
Size and position text for visual appeal
Optional for students who work more quickly:
Captions for the photos
Map page showing where each was born
*This slide is for teacher information only. The student sample begins on slide three
and continues to the end. In the View tab, select Notes Pages for directions
(bottom half in that screen) to produce each slide. Also, please note: there are two
closing slides, based on similar writing prompts. Students will choose one or the
other (their choice) to use as their closing, but I have included a sample based on
*When finished, student copies will be set to play automatically, but this sample
needs to be kept manual for instructional purposes.
Standards and skills practiced with this project
Social Studies
Think like a historian
Understand the
passage of time using
events from family
Understand events
beyond their own
Develop simple
narratives of the
history of family
1-H2.0.1 Chronological
1-H2.0.3 Investigate
family history for at least
two generations,
identifying various
members and their
connections in order to
tell a narrative about
family life.
1-H2.0.6 Compare life
today with life in the past
using the criteria of
CCSS Writing
CCSS Reading
CCSS Listening/
CCSS Language
6. With guidance and
support from adults, use
a variety of digital tools
to produce and publish
writing, including in
collaboration with peers.
7. Use the illustrations
and details in a text to
describe its key ideas.
4. Describe people,
places, things, and
events with relevant
details, expressing ideas
and feelings clearly.
1. Demonstrate
command of the
conventions of standard
English grammar and
usage when writing or
8. With guidance and
support from adults,
recall information from
experiences or gather
information from
provided sources to
answer a question.
4. Read with sufficient
accuracy and fluency to
support comprehension.
b. Read on-level text
orally with accuracy,
appropriate rate, and
expression on successive
5. Add drawings or
other visual displays to
descriptions when
appropriate to clarify
ideas, thoughts, and
b. Use common, proper,
and possessive nouns.
2. Demonstrate
command of the
conventions of standard
English capitalization,
punctuation, and
spelling when writing.
a. Capitalize dates and
names of people.
Three Generations of
My Family
By: Deb
My family is important
to me. They are my
history. I look like
them and act like
them. The best thing
about my family is
that they will love me
Three Generations of My Family
Verna Romzek
Joann Messing
Deb Peruski
The Life of Verna
 Born 1920
 Two sisters and five
 Has lived on a farm her
entire life
 Was married for 36 years
before her husband died
 Has lived as a widow
since Grandpa died in
The Life of Joann
 Born 1949
 Three brothers and one
 Married my dad in 1961
 Retired in 2011
 Enjoys family, friends,
community, dancing and
The Life of Deb
 Born 1963
 Two brothers and two
 Married to Kirt in 1985
 Has two grown sons
 Teaching since 2000
We Are the Same
and Different
One thing I have in common with my
grandma is that we both have a way with
plants. Something that is different
between us is that she hates to cook and I
love to cook.
Something my mom and I have in
common is that we are both organized. A
difference is that she had a large family of
five children, and I had a small family with
just two boys.
Time Changes Some
One thing my grandma did
as a girl that I do not do is
milk cows. Something we
both did as girls is grow
My mom took care of her
younger siblings as a girl, I
did not take care of mine.
We both wore dresses to
school as girls.
 Images for this presentation are scanned photos
from (or original drawings) our family collection.
 A secondary source was __________ who gave me
information about ____________.
 Primary sources included ________ who gave me
the information about her ________________.

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