Family Tree Activity

This Family Tree Activity lesson plan also includes:

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Send a letter home informing families of the lesson's topic, and encourage their assistance in locating details for the family tree and pictures for the collage 
  • Display multiple completed family tree examples that highlight different types of families 
  • Conduct a short research report on the state that class members' families are from 
Classroom Considerations
  • Visit the library or download a story about families 
  • The activity is the first of nine in a series focusing on family heritage
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  • The lesson points out that not all families are the same and reminds the reader to take their peers' family likes into consideration 
  • Provides an extension activity 
  • Lists recommended family-themed books 
  • The link to locate family trees templates is broken