Refine Your Results

Content Curators



Resource Types


Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

67 resources with the keyterm family history

Videos (Over 2 Million Educational Videos Available)
Who was Frederick Douglass? Video
Who was Frederick Douglass?
Biography of Mary Cassatt for Kids: Famous Artists for Children - FreeSchool Video
Biography of Mary Cassatt for Kids: Famous...
Algebra 50 - Three Variable Systems in the Real World - Problem 2 Video
Algebra 50 - Three Variable Systems in the...
Other Resource Types (67)
Lesson Planet

Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a nicely designed lesson on ancestry and family history. In it, learners read an article entitled, "Where Were Your Ancestors in 1871?" Then, they make up a series of questions to profile their family and their community 100...
Lesson Planet

Family Portraits

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Here is a lengthy series of lessons that utilize the artwork of Robert Harris in order to have learners look at family portraits and examine their own relationship to their family. Many excellent learning experiences are built into these...
Lesson Planet

The Roots of My Family

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Represent family history visually by requiring your young artists to create family trees that express balance and symmetry. Pupils examine works of art, research their family histories, and put together large family tree posters.
Lesson Planet

Role Models

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify heroes by researching their family history. In this personal heritage activity, 1st graders define the term "hero" and the characteristics that represent it. Students research family resources and family trees in...
Lesson Planet

Who Am I?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Connect design elements and principles to identity a culture with a discussion and related art activity. After analyzing artwork in relation to design, class members talk about personal and cultural identity. Using items that represent...
Lesson Planet

Origins and Identity

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students examine how to research their family backgrounds. They conduct interviews with various family members, create a family tree, and present their family tree to the class.
Lesson Planet

Long Ago & Maybe Far Away

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners organize and make plans to interview their relatives about their family history and view any heirlooms, diaries or photographs their relatives may have kept over the years. They write and illustrate the story of their family's...
Lesson Planet

A Family Celebration

For Students 3rd - 7th
In this family history worksheet, students interview a family member about places where they lived and then write 4 short answer questions based on the responses.
Lesson Planet

Where Did Our Families Come From?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young historians focus on their own family histories in this lesson on genealogy. The class discusses where their families came from, what kinds of people have settled in Colorado, and how many generations of their family have lived in...
Lesson Planet

Dramatizing Your Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners write a script, planning and recording improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature and history.
Lesson Planet

Four Foot Feat - Grandparent Template (short essay version)

For Students 5th - 7th
Knowing your personal family history is important, and this handout facilitates the process of learning about, documenting, and writing about one's grandparents. Intended as a pre-writing step for a short essay, this handout is one...
Lesson Planet

Discovering Me

For Teachers 9th
Read selections from recommended autobiographies, poetry and short stories. Interview family members to collect material useful for constructing a family tree or other types of family history.
Lesson Planet

"History of My Family"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore world geography by participating in a family history project. In this U.S.S.R. lesson, students read assigned text regarding the Stalinist era of Russia and the intolerance that thrived there. Students answer a list of...
Lesson Planet

"Me and My Family Tree"

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore genealogy by reading a family history book in class. In this family tree activity, students read the story Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney and discuss their own family history. Students identify what the term...
Lesson Planet

Write On and On: Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing an essay. In this persuasive writing lesson, 6th graders identify the important ideas needed to write a persuasive argument such as a clear statement and precise evidence. Students write a...
Lesson Planet

Family Tales

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore culture by reading a story with their classmates. In this family history lesson plan, 6th graders read the story Juneteenth and discuss their own family history with the class. Students write a short story based...
Lesson Planet

Genealogy Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
Lesson Planet

Quilting Our Diverse Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore diversity and race by creating art. In this ethnic background lesson plan, students discuss their family history, where their relatives lived and how it affects their life today. Students create pieces of a quilt...
Lesson Planet

Family Story Time

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore their family history.  In this series of roots lessons, students participate in a variety of activities to learn about families.  Students compare and contrast, discuss, read stories, and create art projects to help them...
Lesson Planet

Family History

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
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....
Lesson Planet

A Family History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate their family history through pictures and writing. In this family history lesson plan, students research family, culture, food, music, religion, and clothing. Students gather pictures of their family and events....
Lesson Planet

Family 4 Day Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore their families.  In this cross curriculum family history and literacy lesson, students listen to a variety of picture books with a "family" theme, and compare and contrast the characters to members of their own family. ...
Lesson Planet

Four Foot Feat

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine cultural customs and practices in family histories. In this family history lesson, students read the poetry in 'All the Colors of the Race' to analyze the family history. Students complete guided reading activities....
Lesson Planet

Family Genealogy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.