Activity: Share Your Story

This activity supports Common Core in English Language Arts — CCR Anchor Standards for Writing – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3.

Grade level: Appropriate for all grade levels.

Duration: One or two class periods.


Recollection Wisconsin offers visitors the opportunity to contribute to Wisconsin’s historical record by sharing their personal stories of life in the state. Have students write their own short autobiographies, describing their home, their family, hobbies, favorite vacation spots, holiday traditions, etc. Students can post their stories to the Recollection Wisconsin website along with original photographs.

For more information and the story contribution form, head to the Recollection Wisconsin Shared Collection.