Writing Family History
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- 19 Oct 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Use and reflect on a wide range of key strategies and techniques for writing narratives based on genealogical research
- Write constructive critical feedback to help a writer improve a draft narrative
- Produce a coherent work of short fiction or non-fiction based on genealogical records
- Observe the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in narrative writing.
- Tracing Histories, Creating Stories: The research-writing loop
- How: Developing writing skills
- Who: Transforming ancestors into characters
- Where: Turning addresses into settings - The Case of Ellen Hartley
- What: The importance of events
- When: Putting history into family history
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Who are the most interesting characters on your family tree? Would you like to write their stories to share with other family members, or with a wider audience? Perhaps you have an ancestor who is intriguing because of what you don't know about them and so can only imagine their story. This subject is an introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on genealogical records. Students will gain skills in crafting engaging, readable family history narratives through writing historical and/or fictional pieces about people, places, and events from their family records.
- Writing activities (50%)
- Short written narrative (50%)
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