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25 resources with the keyterm ancestors

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Human Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As the great and hilarious Tim Minchin once said, "Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity." Science is more than just a guess; it is based on questions, observations, and evidence. High...
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Finding Your Spot in The World; Geography, Maps, Multi-Culturalism

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use a variety of maps to locate their home, their school and the origin of their ancestors.
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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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Human Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine fossils in order to study humans and how humans evolved over time.  In this human evolution lesson students examine different genetic relationships between humans and other species.
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Immigration and Ancestors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
We are all immigrants to this country and the study of immigration can help students connect to history in a personal way. Students will listen to audio clips from the Ellis Island web site, discuss the treatment of immigrants in the...
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Where Do People Move To Or From?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify countries of origin of their ancestors, graph patterns of migration to the U.S. and Hawaii, then utilize oral history as a primary document by interviewing their ancestors or parents to explain why they moved to their...
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Immigration and Ellis Island

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore family histories. In this social studies lesson plan, 4th graders identify the countries from which their ancestors came and locate them on a map. Students discuss the role that Ellis Island played in immigration...
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Modern Day Pilgrims

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the similarities and differences between modern day immigrants and pilgrims. They listen to stories, discuss their ancestors' origins, and create a native costume for a paper doll for where their ancestor is from.
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My Family Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create a family tree. In this ancestry lesson, students research a country that one of their ancestors is from. Students interview a grandparent and map out a family tree.
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Turn a Cow into a Whale

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore animals that might have a common ancestor and resemble one another.  For this cow and whale lesson, 3rd graders recognize the similarities between the whale and the cow.  Students complete worksheets based on the...
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Ancestors

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the concepts of ancestors and citizenship. In this citizenship lesson, students listen to Betsy Maestro's Coming to America . They learn the definitions of immigrants and melting pot using a recipe for Rice Krispie...
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FOOD FOR THE ANCESTORS

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the foods associated with the "Days of the Dead Celebration." They compare and contrast these foods to the foods associated with American celebrations and become familiar with the foods of Mexico and their relationship...
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Exploring China

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the geography, holidays, important teachers, and inventions from China in the nine lessons of this unit. The results of their inquiries are expressed through a variety of products, writings, and presentations.
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My Family Tree

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this sociology worksheet, students fill in a family tree that begins with siblings and branches out to great grandparents. They see a black line picture of a tree in the middle of the page.
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Family Tales: Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore culture by reading stories aloud in class. In this family history lesson, 6th graders read the story Grandfather with their class and share their own personal stories about grandparents. Students identify past tense...
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Ancestors in the Americas: Lesson One

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are introduced to the characteristics of documentaries and making films. Individually, they write their own proposal for an idea of a documentary making sure to identify the point of view of which it is going to be...
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AN INTERNATIONAL MENU

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolersl expand vocabulary through word study, literature and class discussion (e.g. word origins, roots and affixes, meaning in context, levels of usage, etc.). They recognize food-related words that have entered the English...
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American History: Finding your Voice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to write a speech and create a slogan through analysis of current issues articles dealing with pesticide use. They put themselves in the position of one of the workers affected by the story they read.
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Immigration in the United States

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners examine the theory of immigration and how their ancestors became part of this Nation. They determine how immigration affected the United States through research and language activities. They construct a timeline of a time in...
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Family Fables, Facts, and Other True Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct an interview about their family with their parents and/or grandparents. They write a story based on interview facts and create a presentation for the class.
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We the People (Cultural Research)

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders conduct cultural research, collect oral histories using tape recorders and cameras, and share their ancestral heritage with classmates through family heirlooms and ethnic foods.
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Celebrate Your Heritage

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate what countries their ancestors originally came from and locate them on a world map. They use a map to plot the ancestral path that has led to their hometown. They create a travel log outlining facts/data about...
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Postcards from Texas

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discuss and describe their current environment (i.e. geography, shelter, foods, clothing, modes of transportation, climate, music, and/or other sounds) and compare it to the probable environment of immigrants.
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Creative Writing/Historical Journals

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students research primary and secondary sources to find information about their ancestors. They write a series of journal entries, from the perspective of one of their ancestors, on what life was like in that given time period.