Personal: Home, Neighborhood, Possessions, Work

Essay Question:

Choose a particular family member that you've heard about. When you think about the places that person has lived and worked and the things he or she lives and works with, what of significance do those things tell us about him or her? Be sure to make a historical argument in response to this question, one that locates the person in time (with dates for instance).


To support your argument, collect some family stories about the person you've chosen. The following questions should elicit family stories that will be useful to you. Composing your own questions might be even more successful, especially if you base those questions on your knowledge of your family chronology and history.