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As the culminating project for Mrs. Leah Weiner's class 4-314 on their research into their familyhistory, students shared their findings with their families and friends at a Family History Fair! The project began with a search for a family artifact with a Jewish connection. The students then had to create an artifact tag similar to those found in the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Next, students drew their family trees, linking their past to their present. The final step was to write a nonfiction book about their families. Students used Chromebooks to write their books with Google Classroom, an online classroom where students can write and submit work. Some students also made presentations for their projects, which they displayed on iPads at the fair. Using interviews with family members as primary sources, students delved deeper into their backgrounds and garnered precious information about their past. On the day of the fair, some students brought in the actual artifact researched, bringing another tangible layer to the story. This linked the students' identities to their family history and gave them knowledge and connections that will last a lifetime.