Genealogy Teacher Resources

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Students 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. Students create scrapbooks that feature the histories.
Students 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.
Middle schoolers create a family tree. In this genealogy lesson, students research their family history and create a pictorial representation of their family tree. Middle schoolers use the computer to design the layout and scan pictures.  
Third graders research their genealogy. In this math lesson plan, 3rd graders collect data and create graphs and charts. A presentation of their findings is given.
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.
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 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.
Students develop family genealogy charts in search of noticeable genetic relationships between relatives. They research their family and write a reflection on the genetic relationships between individuals on the chart.
Students list memorable moments fro childhood. They complete the worksheet "Your identity, your heritage." Students look a sites regarding genealogy and discuss information about their families' genealogy or heritage. Students visit the "New Italy" website and complete a second handout.
Young scholars discover their family history. In this genealogy lesson, students participate in a discussion about family history and why it is important. Young scholars create a family tree and present the family tree to the class. Students write a reflection about what they learned from this activity.
Students interview family members to make a family tree for a Mother's or Father's Day card. In this family tree lesson, students read Love You Forever and discuss love within families. Students view Genealogy Resources on the Internet and another related website. Students then interview their families to create a family tree worksheet. Students explore Mother's and Father's Day activities on the Internet and create a related card.
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.
In 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 instructional activity, 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 activity, learners respond to 26 multiple choice questions about Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Learners 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.

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