Happy Tartan Day!

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(photo: Scotland Shop)

Today is National Tartan Day in the U.S.

It’s a great day to research our own heritage.

You might want to take a look at these two books:

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Remember this delightful little series by Marjorie Flack?

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(Amazon)

Today’s Assignment: Research your heritage. Write it down.

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Family Heritage in Personal Narratives

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 8.53.00 AMHiking in Ireland   (National Geographic)

Writing a personal narrative is a great starting point for an introductory writing course.

In March–everyone seems to find their Irish roots. Adding cultural detail can add a great deal to personal narratives.

Perhaps a good place to start would be to complete a simple genealogy chart:

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This could become a great history/composition co-curricular activity by having students from another state or country present their region.