FAMILY STORIES MONTH
Family Stories Month rolls around in November just in time for the holidays. When families gather it’s an excellent time to share stories and learn about family history. Throughout the month Family History Month encourages you to record or listen to stories from relatives of all ages.
Start thinking of the questions to ask family members. While you’re jotting down those, be ready for some memories of your own to get stirred up. There are numerous anecdotes of adventure, travel, and romance in our family’s past. Whether we spin a humorous tale or an epic history of a whole branch of the family, record the information in a format that can be shared with future generations.
Prepare for Sharing and Preserving Family Stories
- Prepare a list of questions, or memory prompts to share with family members during family gatherings.
- Before family members arrive, email a list the list of questions for them to review. It will give them a chance to come up with memories to share.
- Ask family to write their memories in story form to share. Offer to compile them in a book form for family members as the family memoir.
- During the gathering, individuals can share their memories. Don’t be surprised if someone remembers events differently!
Enjoy the time with family and making more stories to share during Family Stories Month!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share your stories find ways to preserve them for future generations. Enjoy the retelling of them over and over. Use #FamilyStoriesMonth to post on social media.
Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for lessons, projects and more!
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