Throughout this project, we have been researching about what exactly a history is. Students in 8A have collected their artifacts and each student will analyse, or describe what the object is and what it suppose to represent. Then, the other class will guess who that person’s artifacts are by searching the analysis, and write the biography of that student. Basic history starts from this stage. This research challenged me from writing as much as possible about that person’s information. I didn’t know much about that person, and probably many students got some errors of their profile from other students. I also don’t like to show my birth and date to people, (I know it is a weird principle) especially I hate people knowing my age and that sort of irritated me.
For my generation project, I have interviewed my grandmother, mother and me. Obviously, there are many interesting facts about my grandmother because she is the eldest, and she has various experiences in her life. I asked about school, free time/music, women/minorities/politics, majour events, clothes and jobs/money. There is time limit, so I didn’t include every single questions and informations but I have tried my best for creating best generation video.
Students had choice of what programe to use for making video/presentation. I was going to use the programe, which I have researched called “tar heel reader”, but I refused and used iMovie, which is very familiar for me, and I finished my work productively and in fair pace. Here is the link for video (please don’t hold your breathe on it, I tried my best but I don’t know if its good!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6gg8dmHLEs
This history project helped me of knowing about how the environment in Japan changed through generation. I found this research interesting, and it was worth it to study about family generation and history.