Improving Writing Skills through Writing Family Histories

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Basic Information

Workshop run by: College Courses Online

Online independent study

Phone Number: 303-905-7332
Registration Website:
Presenter: Dr. Anne Goiran Bevelhimer

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Additional Information

Fees: $360 + graduate credit fees
Registration Date: Any day of the year.
Eligible Audience: Educators K-12
Credits Awarded: 3 graduate semester credit hours, or 3 CEU or 5 graduate quarter credit hours or Certificate of Completion from College Courses Online. English or Education prefix is available.

You will receive the text for Improving Writing Skills through Writing Family Histories as a pdf when you complete the registration for the course. Print options are available at registration. Preview sample pages and download the syllabus for the course at

You may also be interested in the companion memoir writing course Improving Writing Skills through Autobiographcial Writing (3 sem. cr. hrs.)

Workshop Highlights:

Personalize infomational writing through Improving Writing Skills through Writing Family Histories. Through research strategies and exploring a variety of creative nonfiction writing strategies, craft the writing of your family stories in compeling "slice-of-life" vignettes. Connect the value of personal story to history. Get students hooked on writing personal stories and family narratives, and exploring the nature of informational writing. Create a scrapbook of family stories to pass on to your family and use in your classroom as mentor texts. A professional development course with a personal touch!


Improving Writing Skills through Writing Family Histories is all about the art and science of informational writing. Use the research strategies of the historian to gather information for writing - photographs, interviews, anecdotal records and data from history. Analyze sources for authenticity, subjectivity and point-of-view to gain insight to how history is written. Use the craft of creative nonfiction to write compelling short, stand alone, stories of your family history Create a collection of family stories to share with others and use as mentor texts in your writing curriculum. Use the writing strategies in your classroom, K-12, to teach informational writing. Meets Common Core State Standards in Writing.