Linking Family History and World History

By Linda Pomerantz
California State University, Dominguez Hills

This lesson is designed to illustrate ways that family history research using visual primary sources may be incorporated into a world history survey course. The lesson demonstrates ways to work with primary source materials and link them to large themes in world history.



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Project Summary

Note to Instructors

Photoanalysis of a Family Photograph

Finding the Historical Context for the Family Photograph

Family Stories

Photoanalysis of the Marriage Photograph

How This Family History Project Has Been Researched

Connections to World History