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Here is a two-part activity 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.
Students discover their family history. In this genealogy lesson, students participate in a discussion about family history and why it is important. Students 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.
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 will begin genealogy research into their own family history and complete forms as they progress. Students will also complete their own genealogy charts and the writing skills are developed through the complexity of the different information that is gathered.