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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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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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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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Symbolic Gifts from and to our Ancestors

For Teachers 9th - 10th
This personally expressive project gives early high school thinkers a challenging proposition: Explain how an ancestor’s actions have influenced your culture, beliefs and who you are today. Students create a collage or altar of symbols...
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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
Young scholars 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 activity, 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...
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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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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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Evolution worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
Looking at evolution in detail, this thorough worksheet has complex questions requiring details and explanations of natural selection and diversity. Various examples of biological characteristics are available, and students choose the...
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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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My Family Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars create a family tree. In this ancestry lesson, students research a country that one of their ancestors is from. Young scholars interview a grandparent and map out a family tree.
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Ancestors Help the Living

For Students 7th - 10th
Contained here is a six-paragraph article about mammoth ivory for learners to read. They read the article and then respond to short answer, fill-in-the-blank, discussion, and comprehension questions. Vocabulary words and definitions are...
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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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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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The Humans That Lived Before Us

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
You may struggle to find similarities between humans and many of our ancestors. Fossil evidence finds more and more signs of similarities between humans and many other species. A lesson outlines the fossil evidence and the questions...
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Immigration in the United States

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students 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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Modern Day Pilgrims

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars 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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Citizenship Lesson 1: Ancestors

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate America as a melting pot and trace the movement of immigrants to America. They determine the nationality of their ancestors after making Rice Krispie Treats as a metaphor for the melting pot theory.
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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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Napier's Ancestors, Kin

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this Napier's Ancestor worksheet, students complete a chart using the family tree as a guide. Student figure out how many years are in a generation as well as the number of relatives in each.
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Are We All Related?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
All humans alive today descended from the same woman who lived just 150,000 years ago. A thought-provoking video explains this concept as part of a larger biology playlist. It lists the location where the woman lived as well as where our...
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My Arkansas Family Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Here is a two-part lesson plan 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...
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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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