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110 resources with the concept family trees

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The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Everyone comes from somewhere. An interdisciplinary lesson on Elvira Woodruff's The Orphan of Ellis Island includes discussion starter and writing prompts for the novel, as well as a graphic organizer to help learners begin their own...
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Dia de los Muertos: Honoring our Ancestors Through Community Celebration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Oral storytelling has been an important part of every culture. The time-honored practice uses stories as a conduit for a culture's values and customs from one generation to the next. Keep the tradition going with a family interview...
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For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Docturs use a pedigree analysis chart to predict genetic disorders inherited in a family. The video explains how to interpret pedigrees and how to determine dominant, recessive, and sex-linked traits.
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There Was No First Human

For Students 6th - 12th
Darwin was the first to describe a Tree of Life in 1859; since then, the idea has grown both literally and metaphorically. The video explains ancestry and its origins. How many generations back was the first human? How many generations...
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Quilt Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
After completing the first five lessons from the series, scholars assemble their quilt pieces to create a family history quilt. They then rate their experience of learning about their families by conducting interviews, creating family...
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Family Tree Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Discover the family histories that make the classroom with a family tree activity. Scholars locate information about their family, construct a family tree, and work together to tally where family members are born.  
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Family Time: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
"Family Time" is the theme of a unit equipped with a series of challenge activities. Concepts reinforced include possessive nouns, pronouns, text organization, adjectives, writing types, and patterns by way of creative and research...
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Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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My Arkansas Family Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
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...
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Family Tree

For Teachers K - 4th
A unique twist on a family tree project is a fun alternative to the traditional family tree drawing. This 3D family tree would make a great display for back to school night or open house. Presenting all the important people in their...
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Drama: The New Friends

For Teachers 2nd
Reader's Theater is a great way to build fluency, intonation, and dramatic flare. The class reads the theater piece, "The New Friends" paying attention to how they express emotion and feeling as they read. They discuss the use of plot,...
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Paint's Family Tree

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners sort and classify the genetic traits of horses. In this heredity and genetics lesson, students read dialogue in a skit in which specific physical traits of several horses are described and a horse family tree is created....
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How Did Humans Evolve?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students complete an online activity in which they examine fossils to find possible hominid family trees.
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The Heritage Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a fabulous instructional activity around the theme of family histories. The Heritage Day project is outlined here for you. It is a chance for learners to share and celebrate their background and heritage with their classmates....
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How to Make Homework Meaningful

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Enrich classroom experiences and engage young learners by assigning purposeful, student-centered homework activities.
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La Familia (Family Members)

For Students K - 8th
Fill out those branches on the árbol genealógico with a fun song that focuses on members of the family. From la abuela to los hijos de los tíos (los primos), the song and accompanying printout takes Spanish learners along the singer's...
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Family Tree Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Practice family-related vocabulary and adjectives with an enjoyable poster project. Class members use the provided vocabulary and original adjectives to describe each family member and their own relationship to each person. Require...
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Reading Skills: Families

For Students 4th - 8th
In this families worksheet, students complete a family tree, read passages, answer short answer questions, and more. Students complete 4 activities.
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English Exercises: The Family

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this family vocabulary instructional activity, students complete a 50 question online interactive exercise. Students study an illustrated family tree and identify family members. There is an audio component to this instructional...
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Paint's Family Tree

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders learn about hereditary traits and family trees. In this heredity lesson, 5th graders act out a family tree skit and complete a 'trait summary' worksheet. Students then complete the 'Paint's Family Tree' worksheet. Students...
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Digging at the Roots of Your Family Tree

For Teachers 4th - 12th
It's time to get back to your roots! Learners explore their own family trees as they also discover the immigration experience of Latinos in the United States. Scholars watch videos, complete worksheets, participate in discussions, and...
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Myself and Others

For Teachers K
Self reflection is an important skill to reinforce in our children, and it's especially helpful to help them realize who they are in the context of their environment. A collection of lessons about self image and community encourage...
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For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Help kids identify the most important people in their lives with a series of lessons about family. Kids construct family puppets, create a family tree, and sing fun songs about family members.
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Family and Friends

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Build your own Spanish unit about family and friends with these assessments and activities! Included here are several summative assessments to choose from and many activity ideas, cross-curricular tasks, and formative assessments you can...