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Museum of Tolerance

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's Tree House

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars research their family history and graph it in a family tree format. They appreciate similarities and differences in various cultures and customs by comparing and contrasting their family trees. They then create an original...
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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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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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Pimsleur

Silly Family Trees

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Introduce family vocabulary and practice with a sample family tree. If you're doing this lesson in class, consider showing the learners your own family tree as a model. Then have each learner create their own family tree. Post these...
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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Partners examine the family tree of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, a Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, and answer several questions about the text using a worksheet. After they've explored the family tree,...
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Organizer
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Silly Family Trees: Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

For Students 9th - 10th
Focus on possessive adjectives and pronouns with this family trees activity. Five exercises are given, each focusing on using these adjectives correctly. Short answer opportunities solidify understanding after learners complete multiple...
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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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National Gallery of Canada

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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Rainforest Alliance

Growing a Rainforest in Our Classroom

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Give your classroom decor a boost with a rainforest themed mural highlighting what class members learned through their five senses—taste, touch, see, smell, and hear. Scholars create a rainforest filled with trees and animals using their...
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The Family Tree

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students make a family tree. In this family lesson, students brainstorm what the word family means, interview their family members and grandparents, create a family tree, list their family's favorite foods and write an essay describing...
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Families

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete a unit on families and family structures. They create a family tree for their own family, construct a family mobile, sort and discuss photos of families from around the world, create a banner of ways to say "I...
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Our Diverse Heritage Family Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discuss family trees and create their own family trees. They research their cultural backgrounds and make oral presentations to the rest of the class during a multicultural lunch.
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Family Tree

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create a family tree in this culminating activity to their family unit. In this family tree instructional activity, students extend their learning about the family unit by working in small groups to develop a three generation...
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Frank Sadorus Collection: Photographic Family Tree Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students collect and place photographs of their parents, grandparents, etc., in a family tree-like chart or positioned by generation. They find out more about the occupations and lives of their ancestors.
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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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Paint's Family Tree

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students sort and classify the genetic traits of horses. In this heredity and genetics lesson, students read dialogue in a skit in which specific physical traits of several horses are described and a horse family tree is created....
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British Royal Family Tree

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the rules of succession and how succession to the British throne works. Students arrange the royal family members in succession order. They explore the concept of lineage by constructing the British royal family tree.
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My Family Tree - Worksheet

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is a family tree worksheet with space for writing: Me, Sister, Brother, Mother, Father, Aunt, Uncle, Mother's Mother, Father's Mother, Mother's Father, Father's Father. This would be useful as a homework assignment designed to...
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Leaves for Our Tree

For Teachers 2nd
Young mathematicians review fact families and create a Math Fact Family Tree. This clever lesson plan includes some excellent printouts that support the lesson.
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"Me and My Family Tree"

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners explore genealogy by reading a family history book in class. For this family tree lesson, students read the story Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney and discuss their own family history. Learners identify what the term...
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Family Tree Community Project

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders answer questions such as: Where does my family come from? What was it like for my ancestors to grow up as America developed? What differences in society were present then? What was similar to today? students conduct...
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Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"

For Students 8th - 12th
Based on Alex Haley's moving essay "My Furthest Back Person: The African," these 11 questions support comprehension and prepare readers for discussion of the text. Use this tool, and the essay, as a nonfiction addition to units on...
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Settlers: Creating Family Trees & Historical Plays

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss who the founding members of their community were. In this community family tree lesson, students learn how to read a family tree and discuss information about the founding families of their community.

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