Second graders at Renaissance Charter School at Summit shared artifacts of great significance to their families. Students interviewed a family member and asked them about their lives growing up. Students focused on their relatives’ childhood memories with the artifacts, or in one of the cases, the story behind how they encountered the artifacts in their early adult life. Some of the items dated back to the Civil War and others, from the time of Fulgencio Batista in Cuba. Students were able to share and learn about each other in the process as well. Ms. Gerena shared an heirloom of hers with the class, a musical cowboy figurine dating back to the early 1930’s in Puerto Rico that belonged to her great grandfather.