I always encourage my students to get to know their family! Talk to them, and ask questions about their life! Your Grandparents, Aunts, or Uncles want to talk to you!
What I love to ask about is history. I talk to my Grandparents about growing up during the Great Depression, or being a teenager during WWII. In one conversation my Grandmother was telling me what she thought when she saw television for the first time. She hated it, and thought it would never amount to anything! She now has 3 in her house today!
By asking questions you find out about your family, and learn about history first hand! Go call your Grandparents now!