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28 resources with the concept ancestry

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What Was the Ancestor of Everything?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
As part of evolution species branch off of others species. But what did the original limb look like? Young scientists discover the exciting study of the last universal common ancestor as they hear from specialists in multiple scientific...
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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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The Colonization of the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bring the Age of Exploration into the 21st century with this ancestry activity! Learners get a chance to explore the complex genealogy of the Spanish settlers through watching two video clips (approximately five minutes each) featuring...
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Evaluating a Needlework Sampler as Historical Evidence

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Needlework isn't just for home decor; it can also help record family history. Academics analyze a needlework sampler to understand how they were used to record marriages and births. The activity includes a series of written questions,...
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Ceramica de los Ancestros

For Students 3rd - 6th
Scholars join a field expedition team to unearth a plethora of treasures from Central America. Artifacts listed in alphabetical order come with an informational blurb and a picture designed for participants to color. Activity pages...
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I Dream of Genome

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school learners identify chemical and structural properties of DNA and explain the differences between genotype and phenotype. They develop a scientific investigation to determine the ethnic heritage of a large group of people. 
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Native American Perspectives

For Teachers 4th
Discover the unique perspective of a Native American in the Woods Canyon Pueblo by reading stories and answering questions. Afterward, your class will consider their own ancestry and culture and compare it to the Pueblo culture.
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Once Upon a Time

For Teachers 10th - 11th
High school pupils research online to complete a family tree and explore their ancestry. They view a sketch of a family tree, and brainstorm questions to ask their parents about their heritage. They also diagram their own family tree. In...
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Immigration / Ancestry Bulletin Board Activity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pupils bring items to school that represent their ancestry or heritage. Individually, they present this item to the class so that their classmates can discover their unique past. Using the Internet, they research their own family history...
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Where do I come from?

For Teachers 3rd
Allow your class to investigate and discover interesting facts about their ancestors. Third graders should interview their family members in order to create a web of their personal ancestry using Hyperstudio (see example on slide 6)....
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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...
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Coming to America: Today's Immigrants

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students discover the origins of America by investigating ancestral immigration. In this geographical migration lesson, students research their own ancestors by creating a family tree. Students create a visual and written project about...
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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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Ancient Greece Unit Test

For Students 6th - 10th
In this World History activity, students answer various question types on a test on Ancient Greece. Students select the correct word to fill in blanks, circle letters for the best answer, and complete five essay or short answer responses...
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Discovering Your Heritage

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students interview a family member about their heritage. They listen to and record part of their family's oral history. Students also create and label a family tree going back a minimum of two generations and compare and contrast...
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Language Arts: Learning About the Self

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the self through a study of autobiographies. By writing daily in their journals, they improve their writing skills and write reflection pieces at the end of the year. Through a series of writing assignments, 10th...
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The Big Picture

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students practice how to interview adults and then interview their parents about their lives, family heritage and the communities to which they've grown up in. They go back several generations and create a family tree to place on a map...
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Clan Diagram Assignment

For Students 8th - 12th
In this ancestry worksheet, students complete charts that trace their family's ancestry. An example is included and requirements are listed.
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What did T. rex taste like?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the three domains of life and explain that all living things share a common ancestor.  In this paleontology lesson students are introduced to the process of illustrating evolutionary relationships. 
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Family Trees

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars trace their family history back to their great-grandparents and examine where their family is from and what types of jobs their ancestors had. They also define different terms used to describe family relations such as...
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Family Heritage

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore their family heritage. They identify at least two countries where their ancestors were born. Using map skills, 2nd graders locate and label the countries. They create a bulletin board containing the...
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Where We Came From

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore their family heritage by researching the country or countries where their ancestors were born.
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Current Connections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize that history can be easily altered and changed, and consider ways to prevent deceptions about the Holocaust. They create class quilt that shows how to create harmony, understanding and tolerance of others.
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Thanksgiving Stories

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars discover their ancestry. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students read a Thanksgiving story, discuss why the pilgrims came to America and discover where each of their families came from. Young scholars color a die cut person...