(Disclaimer: I used note cards as the main portion of my information, so there's not a whole lot of information on the slides.)
This year for my independent project in my GOAL class, I researched genealogy. I researched different websites that tell you your genealogy and DNA tests, and I also looked into my personal genealogy. I chose to present my project on prezi.
What I like most about my project is how personable it is to me, and how I can apply what I learned in it to my life. My favorite part of my presentation was talking about what I had learned about my families history and where they came from.
The hardest part about my project was figuring out the jumble of my family history. My grandparents on my mom's side are both immagrants, so with their families living in Europe, their family trees get a little sketchy because of World War 2. It was hard to create a family tree on that side because it was so scattered. Also, if you go onto a website to find your family tree (which I did) it gives you a lot of information. If gives you all the moms and dads and grandparents and siblings. Trying to riffle through all of that information, and then trying to find out about their life, is a pretty heavy task! Luckily, I had my dad help me with some of the family tree stuff, which made it a little less hard.
I improved as a student and as a learner because I feel like I learned about something that I had little to no knowledge on. Learning about my families history really expanded my horizons of where I come from.
If I were to do this project over again, I would mostly just change how I presented. I wish that I would have known my stuff a little more and didn't have to look at my note cards so much. I also wish that I had dumbed down the DNA testing portion more.
This project was so fun to do and I'm really glad that I decided to do it! I learned a lot that I never thought I would know!