Genealogy Teacher Resources

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Learners determine whether their ancestors fought in the American Civil War. In this genealogy lesson, students interview family members and conduct Internet research to learn about their family histories. Learners create scrapbooks that feature the histories.
Students create a family tree. In this genealogy lesson, students research their family history and create a pictorial representation of their family tree. Students use the computer to design the layout and scan pictures.  
Third graders research their genealogy. In this math lesson, 3rd graders collect data and create graphs and charts. A presentation of their findings is given.
Learners participate in introductory level genealogical activities in this series of lessons. They complete the timeline and quiz online.
In this genealogy word search puzzle, students identify terms dealing with family genealogy. Examples of words include research, ancestry, and records. A list of 36 words are provided to assist the students in their search.
Here is a two-part lesson that introduces learners to genealogy by having them create family trees, and map the movements of their ancestors. While this resource is designed for kids who live in Arkansas, it certainly can be adapted for kids who live in other states. There are some fantastic worksheets which will allow kids to successfully get an accurate view of their family's history and migratory patterns. All it takes is an interview with some elders.
Learners investigate their own family's genealogy by conducting oral interviews and doing Internet research. In a series of activities, students acquire inquiry and research skills, develop an appreciation of their heritage, and classify info.
Tenth graders discuss the changing nature of immigration. They discuss their own family history and how people record family history. They begin genealogy research into their own family history and complete forms as they progress.
For this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Students research their family history. In this genealogy lesson, students research their own family. Students use storyboarding to organize their information. After gathering information students create a Powerpoint presentation to present on parent night.
In this online interactive philosophy quiz worksheet, learners respond to 26 multiple choice questions about Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students discuss how Ida McKinley's parents immigrated to the United States from Europe. Individually, they use the internet to research the history of their own family. To end the lesson, they share their family's history with the class.
Personalize history through genealogy. Get your scholars examining their family's past by utilizing resources at your local genealogical society. Learners complete family pedigree charts and choose to do one of the following: research immigration in their past, record a family member telling stories about older generations, or record stories from a specific time period. Even without the suggested resources, this plan gets pupils investigating history.
Tenth graders listen to a lecture on different immigration waves from U.S. history and compare various immigration trends. They conduct genealogical research on their own families and arrange their findings in a chart.
In this boy scout merit badge:  genealogy worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, answer 9 detailed questions about family records, genealogical resources, documents, Internet use, then complete a family group record on the chart provided.
Students discover more about conducting genealogical research on the challenges that their ancestors and others experienced during their immigration to Canada and their migration within Canada. They engage in a variety of creative activities.
Students create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
Students complete a family tree.  In this farming and ranching lesson, students define the term genealogy, learn how to create a family tree, and fill in a family tree with the help of their parents making sure to note if any of their relatives work in agriculture.
In this family tree lesson plan, students discuss genealogy and share their family trees with their class. Students create family trees starting with their great grandparents. This is also a great opportunity for students to learn more about their peers.
First graders explore their family history. In this social studies lesson plan, 1st graders discuss ways to research their family trees and research their family history. Students share their research.

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