Nikki, EXACTLY!!! For a kid, its just something to have to remember.... but if it can become personal... Its a whole different story.
A geni-bud helped his nephew, in the 8th grade at the time, with a report on the Baconian Revolt. They wrote the story together, but told of all the relationship connections. Instead of just the Revolt itself, yes, they did cover that, but as an entire genealogical picture and the kid's relationship to each of those participants with all the documentation. The kid who had been a ho-hum history student before, came Alive!! Now it was personal.
The teacher was impressed, the kid was excited about history, and he got a A. The next assignment was Benedict Arnold. And they told things about Arnold that just wasn't taught about him when I was in school. And of course, his genealogy. In both cases, they had the bibliography.