HUM3410: Family Stories, Family Histories
Throughout our course, youâ€™ve researched a family object, talked to relatives, consulted databases, and reviewed genealogy documents. Along the way, youâ€™ve learned some formal, objective information (birthdates, marriages, occupations, schooling level, language, geographical moves, etc.), but also some informal, perhaps subjective information (thoughts on the personalities of family members, opinions about people and situations, speculations based on historical information). Some of this you have recorded, some you have not. Regardless, it is all fair game for the final paper. So, in regard to the concept of heritage literacy, how would you rate yourself and why? What do you feel knowledgeable about regarding your heritage, and what do you wish you could find more information about? Have you filled some gaps, and do you have some remaining? What has the information meant to you, and what do the gaps mean to you? And, in accordance with the idea of heritage literacy, what family values or traditions have you adopted, adapted, or become alienated from (either involuntarily or voluntarily)? Describe something in each of these three categories, and be sure to discuss what you feel you have gained or lost in each category?
This paper is worth 100 points and is due in BB on Thursday, May 13, by midnight.
Answers primary questions regarding heritage literacy â€“ knowledge and gaps
Identifies and discusses one tradition or quality that you have adopted from your family (this might not be a conscious adoption, just something you have continued)
Identifies and discusses one tradition or quality that you have adapted from your family
Identifies and discusses one tradition or quality from which you have become alienated (voluntarily or involuntarily)
Presented professionally, according to guidelines of Standard Written English and MLA format