Name:____________________ Period:_____________ Date:____________ Beginning of the Year American History Writing We are often surprised, even awed, by the experiences of our ancestors. The word history comes from the Greek word historía which means "to learn or know by inquiry." History is not static. It's fluid. It changes and grows and becomes richer and more complex when any individual interacts with it. On a sheet of notebook paper or on a word document ( you will need to print it) answer the following writing prompt: Describe a time when you learned something important about your family history. Your response must be at least 500 words. These will be shared with the class on Monday. Have a discussion with family members! Relive the past. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history. “ ~Martin Luther King, Jr.