Genealogy Teacher Resources
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My Arkansas Family Tree
Here is a two-part instructional 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.
1st - 4th Language Arts 15 Views 36 Downloads
Genealogy Lesson Plan
Students determine whether their ancestors fought in the American Civil War. In this genealogy lesson plan, students interview family members and conduct Internet research to learn about their family histories. Students create scrapbooks that feature the histories.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 34 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect of slavery in the US.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Genealogy through Technology
Learners research their family history. In this genealogy instructional activity, students research their own family. Learners use storyboarding to organize their information. After gathering information students create a Powerpoint presentation to present on parent night.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Cultural Discovery and Identity Project Generation Journey
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 112 Downloads
Back to the Farm
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.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"
Based on Alex Haley's moving essay "My Furthest Back Person: The African," these 11 questions support comprehension and prepare readers for discussion of the text. Use this tool, and the essay, as a nonfiction addition to units on slavery, African-American studies, autobiography, or family trees.
8th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 44 Downloads
Genealogy: Coming to America
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 10 Downloads
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.
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 85 Downloads