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Re: Fascinate the Young with Family Reunion Tours
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"We must save our past by any means possible." True, that. Getting our young involved is the key to saving our past. Knowing just how is another story. But having already taken an interest in our youth we can harness thier strengths, skills and interest to reach back into the past with interest and thereby preserve it.
Using technology such as cell phones, video gaming gear, pc and laptop computer technology, GPS and Satellites we can get their attention as swift as any commercial advertiser.
Appeal to mystery buffs: Use mystery and intrigue in your presentation CSI style. Fill the presentations with action and suspence.
Go Back To The Future: Use morphing technology to reconstruct a face from the past using faces of the present or have a computer graphics artist age youths faces and speculate on what this person would be like 20-40 years later. Now match that face with one of the ancestors by morphing and explore the similarities and differences in thier lives. Having opened the door of interest we can now walk the rooms leading deeper into a past with youth in hand.
Listen: After engaging in a tour ask them for ideas on how they would conduct the next tour themselves.
Delegate: Delegate live video transmission news casts aimed at cracking a mystery. If your having a family reunion family game played like A Great Race Tour where family must beat other family groups to tour destination and crack mysterious riddles that open up the past have youth video cast the drama complete with interviews and record interesting bits of reality along the way.
Engage: Every child has an enate interest in something. Harnessing the interest and strengthening the motive that drives it can be as simple as partnering the child with someone they like who shows a glimmer of genealogical interest.
Technology In Tow: The more challenged youth whose first loves is his/her cell phone may find it fascinating to track the direction of a tour guide using GPS while leading the group to the next location.
Give Us A Tune: Have another youth who likes is MP3 player suggest theme music from four different composition styles.
Showcase Talent: Have another youth with artisitic ability design the family crest or logo.
Distinguish By Design: Have another youth who is style conscious help prepare a formal banquet or fashion show featuring costumes from past to present.
Mentoring Motivates: If a bit of driving is involved a newly lisenced youth who drives well may join the convoy of vans and sedans heading up the rear. The involvement of older involved youths may serve to mentor the younger.
A 1001 ways to save our past by any means possible.