Of all the things we can leave our children and grandchildren, none compares with family stories that get passed from generation to generation. Thankfully, we live in an age when capturing those memories has never been easier. Using a smartphone, video camera or digital recorder, kids and their parents can sit down with older relatives and record them as they talk about their lives.
If you've never interviewed someone, fear not. Below are some basic questions to get the conversation going. Try conducting the interview when other family members are present, such as at a wedding, reunion or birthday party; the best-told stories are often a group effort. And don't gloss over seemingly trivial details. The more specificity, the better. Future generations will thank you.
Mansfield Cooperative is a K-8 school providing intimate, comfortable learning environments for multi-age groups (K-4, 5-8). With a small student-teacher ratio and heightened parent involvement, we are able to provide students with individual work plans and interest-based projects. Students feel comfortable in this community to take risks and approach challenges…(more)