Genealogy Teacher Resources

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An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does our sense of morality come from? Friedrich Nietsche's On the Genealogy of Morality is the focus of a short explanatory video. Clarifying the difference between the concepts of good and bad based on one's societal framework,...
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African American History: Climbing the Wall

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine the challenge of trying to trace your family genealogy if no records were kept of births and deaths. Where would you look for information? What types of documents could provide you with the information you seek? History...
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Genealogy Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Personalize history through genealogy. Get your scholars examining their family's past by utilizing resources at your local genealogical society. Learners complete family pedigree charts and choose to do one of the following: research...
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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 Genealogy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create a family tree. In this genealogy lesson, students research their family history and create a pictorial representation of their family tree. Learners use the computer to design the layout and scan pictures.  
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Cultural Discovery and Identity Project Generation Journey

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
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Why Human Ancestry Matters: Crash Course Big History #205

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Genetic variation makes for stronger species, but for a mammalian species, humans are disturbingly closely related. Help your class explore human ancestry and genealogy using the 15th video in a 16-part series. It describes how we became...
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Genealogy Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners 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. Learners create scrapbooks that...
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Genealogy through Technology

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research their family history. In this genealogy lesson, students research their own family. Students use storyboarding to organize their information. After gathering information students create a Powerpoint presentation to...
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Developing a Relationship With Senior Citizens

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars write a letter and make a card for someone who is a senior citizen. In this senior citizen lesson plan, students read books about relationships with seniors and discuss genealogy and its importance.
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For Teachers 6th - 9th
The Civil War is undoubtedly a part of America's history, but could it be part of your pupils' history as well? Middle schoolers conduct research to discover a connection between their ancestors and the American Civil War. Whether they...
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Genealogy Puzzle

For Students 5th - 9th
In this genealogy word search puzzle, students identify terms dealing with family genealogy. Examples of words include research, ancestry, and records. A list of 36 words are provided to assist the students in their search.
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Geneology

For Students 8th
For this boy scout merit badge:  genealogy worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, answer 9 detailed questions about family records, genealogical resources, documents, Internet use, then complete a family...
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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...
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Genealogy of Morals

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy quiz worksheet, learners respond to 26 multiple choice questions about Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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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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All in the Family

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students develop family genealogy charts in search of noticeable genetic relationships between relatives. They research their family and write a reflection on the genetic relationships between individuals on the chart.
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Unexpected Family History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect...
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Back to the Farm

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a family tree.  In this farming and ranching lesson plan, students define the term genealogy, learn how to create a family tree, and fill in a family tree with the help of their parents making sure to note if any of...
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New Picture Books to Complement Your Curriculum

For Teachers K - 8th
These picture books are for primary learners and older students alike.
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Introduction to Genealogy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate their own family's genealogy by conducting oral interviews and doing Internet research. In a series of activities, students acquire inquiry and research skills, develop an appreciation of their heritage, and classify...
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Our Family Histories

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate their own family history by creating an in class project and presentation.  In this genealogy lesson, students research their family history using resources from their homes as well as the internet.  Students create...
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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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"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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