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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...
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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...
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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.
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Role Models

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify heroes by researching their family history. For this personal heritage lesson, 1st graders define the term "hero" and the characteristics that represent it. Students research family resources and family trees in...
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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...
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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.
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Long Ago & Maybe Far Away

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students 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...
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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.
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Dramatizing Your Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a script, planning and recording improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature and history.
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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.
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"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 plan, students read assigned text regarding the Stalinist era of Russia and the intolerance that thrived there. Students answer a list...
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"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 lesson, students read the story Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney and discuss their own family history. Students identify what the term...
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Quilting Our Diverse Classroom

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

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
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...
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A Family History

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

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars 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. Young scholars complete guided reading...
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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.  
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Creating Identity Posters

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discover the identities of their classmates.  In this tolerance activity, students create individual posters showcasing their identity, history, and family background.  Students examine the posters to get a better understanding...
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My Family - Bookmaking for Social Studies

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create family histories. In this book making lesson, students take digital cameras home for the night and take family members' photographs. Students use the photographs and text they write about their families to create a family...
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Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition: Corridos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners create and perform Corridos which are oral tradition ballads. In this Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition lesson, students interview family members using a predetermined list of questions. In addition, learners...
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Activity Suggestions for When Everybody Wore a Hat

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a number of activities as part of a study of When Everybody Wore a Hat. In this book study of When Everybody Wore a Hat, students interview relatives, make a hat and paper bag puppets, and create a family tree.
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Coming to America: Immigration Today

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research their own family histories and current U.S. immigration issues, rules, and regulations. They participate in a class discussion, watch a video about a Mexican immigrant's experience, and complete a WebQuest and a worksheet.
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Family Interviews: The Grandparent/Elder Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore key concepts/facts in 20th Century history, develop interview questions, and produce master list of questions that can be used in project. Students then interview grandparent, great-grandparent, or other elder about...
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My Family: Past, Present,

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives. They differentiate between events that happened long ago and events that happened yesterday by studying their family histories. The unit...