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Family Culture

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Scan items that represent the students' heritage.


  • Students will tell about their family heritage by writing a story and illustrating it with a picture of a family item.


  • Have each student bring an item from home that represents his/her cultural heritage. The item could be a picture, a piece of clothing or an artifact.
  • Scan the objects.
  • Import the picture created by the scan into a story that tells why the item is important to the family heritage.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.B.2.1.1
  • VA.E.1.1.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
  • Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.


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  • The students' stories can be compiled into a slide show or movie.

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