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31 resources with the concept 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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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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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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When We Tamed Fire

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Was the first use of fire intentional or accidental? Although the answer to the question may never be known, we do know that the discovery of fire was a turning point in humans' evolution. Explore the history of fire use and its...
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When We First Made Tools

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The origin of technology began when early hominins began using tools so they could eat more easily. A video lesson presents the fossil evidence of tool usage of the ancestors of humans. Although tools began very simple, their evolution...
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Your Place in the Primate Family Tree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Your family get-togethers are about to become more interesting! A video lesson in the PBS Eons series describes the primate family tree that leads to the one and only—homo sapiens. Discover the fossil evidence that leads scientists to...
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Dia de los Muertos: Honoring our Ancestors Through Community Celebration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Oral storytelling has been an important part of every culture. The time-honored practice uses stories as a conduit for a culture's values and customs from one generation to the next. Keep the tradition going with a family interview...
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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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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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Immigration and Ellis Island

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore family histories. In this social studies lesson, 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 in the...
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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 plan, 3rd graders recognize the similarities between the whale and the cow.  Students complete worksheets based on...
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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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For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the concepts of ancestors and citizenship. In this citizenship instructional activity, students listen to Betsy Maestro's Coming to America . They learn the definitions of immigrants and melting pot using a recipe...
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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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Family Tales: Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore culture by reading stories aloud in class. In this family history activity, 6th graders read the story Grandfather with their class and share their own personal stories about grandparents. Students identify past...
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Human Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine fossils in order to study humans and how humans evolved over time.  For this human evolution lesson students examine different genetic relationships between humans and other species.
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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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Ancestors in the Americas: Lesson One

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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 filmed. ...
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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
High schoolers 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...