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Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Give scholars the opportunity to discover their past with a collection from the Museum of Tolerance that highlights the uniqueness of every family's story. Learners gain insight through interviews, family tress, heirlooms, and oral...
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Family History: On Your Honor

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is your history? Scholars work with their own families to create a unique story of the courage and bravery of their ancestors. The third and final part of the series culminates in a creation of not just a family history, but a...
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We Are History: Family Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine their own family heritage and share family stories with the class. They differentiate between primary and secondary sources, and bring in and write about three artifacts from their family. They conduct an interview...
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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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Family Tree Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
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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Family Stories and the Oral Tradition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How well do you know stories told in your family? Could you recite them by heart? Middle schoolers study the importance of the oral tradition by telling a partner a story, having the partner recite it back, and then interviewing a family...
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A Heritage Study: Using Information Resources to Research Family History and Traditions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research their family history through ethnographical study. They locate information through a variety of sources, interview people, write a report and present an oral presentation to the class.
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Collecting Family Stories

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners interview relatives and compose a family story on the computer. They compile this lesson is with two others involving art and media into a student portfolio. Each student researches, diagrams and writes a story with a beginning,...
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Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent worksheet to support your young historians as they conduct...
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The Roots of My Family

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Represent family history visually by requiring your young artists to create family trees that express balance and symmetry. Pupils examine works of art, research their family histories, and put together large family tree posters.
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Family History: Those with Lofty Ideals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Would you stand up for your beliefs, no matter the cost? Scholars investigate their own families to uncover examples of how and when someone stood up for their ideals. Using video clips, interviews, and eulogies, they come to understand...
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The Color of Water: Family History Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
To conclude their study of James McBride's The Color of Water, class members create their own memoir, focusing on a family member who help shape their life.
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Oral History Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Oral history has brought a multitude of lessons, stories, and factoids to our current knowledge of the past. Let us continue to use oral history traditions through a lesson that encourages pupils to discover and appreciate where they...
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Four Foot Feat - Grandparent Template (short essay version)

For Students 5th - 7th
Knowing your personal family history is important, and this handout facilitates the process of learning about, documenting, and writing about one's grandparents. Intended as a pre-writing step for a short essay, this handout is one...
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History of Rock: Lecture 3

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
How did technology influence rock music? A thorough presentation outlines the history of rock, beginning with the technological advances that made it possible. It discusses Country, Blues, Hillbilly, and Early Rock music in terms of how...
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Family Role Model Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What does is take to be a role model? Through grand conversation, and the use of books and a graphic organizer, scholars find out and apply the requirements to identify a role model within their family. They then journey through the...
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World History and Geography: The Chinese During Medieval Times 600-1300 A.D.

For Teachers 7th Standards
The Great Wall may be one of the most famous pieces of architecture of all time. Teach seventh graders the history behind its construction, the importance of dynasties, and all about ancient Chinese civilization through a series of 20...
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A Brief History of Women in America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The story of women throughout American history is fascinating. Travel the path from domestic slave to the modern day with advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, the Grimké Sisters, and Gloria Steinem. A wonderful presentation that shows how...
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Family Portraits

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Here is a lengthy series of lessons that utilize the artwork of Robert Harris in order to have learners look at family portraits and examine their own relationship to their family. Many excellent learning experiences are built into these...
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Collecting Family Stories

For Teachers K - 4th
Youngsters interview relatives and compose a family story on the computer. This instructional activity was completed in conjunction with two other lesson plans using the same theme but could be used alone.
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Oral History

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's no better way to learn something than to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. A handout on oral history, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, explains how to conduct interviews and use the information...
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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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Family Tree

For Teachers K - 4th
A unique twist on a family tree project is a fun alternative to the traditional family tree drawing. This 3D family tree would make a great display for back to school night or open house. Presenting all the important people in their...
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Family Tree Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Practice family-related vocabulary and adjectives with an enjoyable poster project. Class members use the provided vocabulary and original adjectives to describe each family member and their own relationship to each person. Require...

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