Heritage Hunt

Interest Projects are what girls aged 11-17 work on to learn about various topics and to gain new skills—everything from fashion and fitness to communication and camping. This Interest Project is named Heritage Hunt.

Are you fascinated by other cultures or stories of your ancestors? Do you love history and research? Looking to the past can be like taking a journey to an ancestral land. It is a way of appreciating and honoring your roots.

In an Interest Project, the girls have to learn skills and technology, do service projects, and explore careers. The requirements are two pages long, so here is the summary of what’s required:

  • Skill builders: 1) Create a family tree for yourself or someone you know. 2)  Develop an activity or project that brings families and friends together to celebrate their heritage and cultural diversity in a festive way. 3) Do two activities that young women in previous generations would have done as part of their everyday lives (short list given). 4) Make a collection of pictures of old buildings in your community or local area, then select one building and learn all you can about it. 5) Learn more about family traditions. 6) Search out information about your community’s heritage.
  • Technology 1) Locate an old work site and find out all you can about it. 2) Compare the way records were kept 50 years ago and how they are kept today. 3) Make comparisons between the way people live today and 100 years ago. 4) How is computer technology useful in gathering historical information.
  • Service Projects: 1) Conduct family interviews and compile an oral history. 2) Plan a project to increase community awareness and pride in your cultural heritage. 3) Volunteer a couple of hours each week at a local library, historical preservation society, etc. 4) Identify several examples of literature that represent the cultural diversity in your community.
  • Career Exploration: 1) Choose a woman of the past and learn all you can about her. 2) Create a collage that represent five or six careers that women in your community have. 3) Identify various careers that are a legacy in your family. 4) Contact your local historical society and ask about services provided to the community. 5) Learn about adoption procedures and how they have changed over time.
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Posted on October 26, 2010, in Ambassadors (Grades 11-12), Badges, Cadettes (Grades 6-8), Georgia Archives Month, Interest Projects (Ages 11-17), Seniors (Grades 9-10) and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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