Eyewitness to History

Families connect us to our own history and to the history of the world around us. In this lesson, students explore this second set of connections, talking with family members about landmark events they have witnessed in their lifetimes to learn how history touches our lives.

Guiding Questions

How can we learn from those who have lived through important events in history?

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to: Identify several landmark events of the late 20th century

Show the chronological order of these events on a timeline

Report on a family member's firsthand recollections of one of these events

Relate these events to milestones in their own family history

Describe a historic event they have witnessed in their own lives