Name: ________________ Period:__________ Date:___________
Mrs. Cabeza English I Honors
Mendel’s Daughter and Funny in Farsi
We are beginning our reading series with two families and their life stories. Through the magic of
storytelling, we will learn about the relationships and experiences that helped to shape the characters
into who they turned out to be. Your family and your shared experiences will help to shape you into an
adult. “May their memory be a blessing.” Gusta Mendel.
Assignment: We all have families. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Interview your
parents/grandparents and find out some of the following:
How they met?
What were the dating customs of their time period?
What activities did they do for fun with friends and family?
How did they get engaged?
When did they get married and where?
Did they buy a house or rent first?
Did they always live in South Florida or did they relocate here from somewhere else? Why?
Did they wait to have babies or did they start right away?
Did they attend university or start working right away?
Have they changed careers, homes? Are they in their plan B?