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Actual Dates: 19 Oct - 11 Dec 2020.


Who are the most interesting characters on your family tree? Would you like to write their stories to share with other family members, or with a wider audience? Perhaps you have an ancestor who is intriguing because of what you don't know about them and so can only imagine their story.

This unit is an introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on genealogical records. Students will gain skills in crafting engaging, readable family history narratives through writing historical and/or fictional pieces about people, places, and events from their family records.

Summary 2020

Unit name Writing Family History
Unit code HAA004
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr. Imogen Wegman

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes



Teaching Pattern

Fully online


Six online writing activities and six responses to activities by other students (50%), written narrative (fiction or non-fiction) 750-1,000 words (50%).

Final grade will be pass or fail.

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