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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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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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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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End of the Year Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Looking for an engaging and informative end-of-the-year project? This resource will provide your pupils with guidelines for three solid independent research project options: family research, reviewing and illustrating a decade from the...
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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 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 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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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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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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Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What would Frederick Douglass say to Martin Luther King, Jr. if he had the chance? Would Harriet Tubman have any comments for Rosa Parks if they sat across the table from each other? Pupils bring history to life by researching famous...
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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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The Heritage Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a fabulous lesson around the theme of family histories. The Heritage Day project is outlined here for you. It is a chance for learners to share and celebrate their background and heritage with their classmates. There are terrific...
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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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Africa: Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a great way to prepare the class for a research project. Instead of drawing up an outline, they hit the books to create a foldable about their topic. They research to answer 28 questions about Ghana, Songhi, and Mali. 
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Becoming Visible

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...
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A Family History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate their family history through pictures and writing. In this family history lesson, students research family, culture, food, music, religion, and clothing. Young scholars gather pictures of their family and...
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Digital Family Stories

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars conduct an interview. In this family stories lesson, students pick an adult family member to interview. Young scholars develop their questions, video tape their interview and share it with the class.
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My Traditions

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Learners explore their family traditions through interview, art, and creative writing. They take home the included interview sheet to learn more about their ancestral celebrations and use a map to identify where their ancestors came...
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Discovering Why I Am Who I Am

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze their family history and traditions. In this family history lesson, students identify family members to research and interview their family about the people. Students write their family histories and traditions. Students...
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"History of My Family"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore world geography by participating in a family history project. In this U.S.S.R. instructional activity, students read assigned text regarding the Stalinist era of Russia and the intolerance that thrived there. Young...
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Family Genealogy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a family tree. In this genealogy lesson, students research their family history and create a pictorial representation of their family tree. Middle schoolers use the computer to design the layout and scan pictures.  
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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...