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The Competition

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 What is a MFS Roots Project?


As your students work through the MFS educational materials, students will begin preparing their Roots Projects. Chosen projects will be able to compete in the My Family Story International Competition in Memory of Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf.

The My Family Story Roots Project is a creative/artistic presentation that represents the family story of the participants. Beit Hatfutsot as the Museum of the Jewish People, sees as its mission to create exhibits that represent the many stories of the Jewish people through the ages. Likewise, students participating in MFS should create a presentation that tells their family stories. Beit Hatfutsot encourages participating students to be creative and to find expression for all their ideas and talents in their Roots Projects.

These presentations can come in a variety of types:

  • A written presentation-A family newspaper, a “family roots” album that is decorated and designed with pictures and documents, a family story comics, a mailbox of letters telling about the family, and more creative ideas.
  • A creative presentation-A creative family game, drawing, sculpture, or a meaningfully decorated presentation.
  • A media presentation-Writing a family blog, creating a family computer game, a digital album, a movie, music clip (with words and melody).

 

Detailed explanations and a step-by-step guide to supporting your students through the process of creating their own My Family Story roots projects is provided upon registering for the competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adi and Sapir Amrani - Second place, Israel, 2007