Where are you from? Famous celebrities have been featured in
popular television specials where they learn of their
fascinating family histories. But what about you? Using
archives, historical newspapers, online resources and other
clues, students will learn how to use primary documents, oral
histories and technology to find out about their own past. The
course will explore the roles that historic documents play in
tracing one's past. Students will have the opportunity to use
augmented reality technology and create virtual exhibits using
rare memorabilia used to document the secrets of the past.
Through assigned readings, classroom discussion, and independent
research, we will work together to tell our family histories.
The class will also visit cultural repositories to examine
places to discover and access unique resources for research.