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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lesson: A Garden Party of My Own

For Teachers K - 5th
Kids look at a beautiful work of art to practice grammar, make connections from life to art, and sketching. They identify all the parts of grammar they see in the image, discuss what they see and do on a picnic, and then draw an imaged...
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Family History

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students discover their family history. In this genealogy lesson, students participate in a discussion about family history and why it is important. Students create a family tree and present the family tree to the class. Students write a...
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My Family: Past, Present,

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives. They differentiate between events that happened long ago and events that happened yesterday by studying their family histories. The unit...
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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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My Family - Bookmaking for Social Studies

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create family histories. In this book making lesson plan, students take digital cameras home for the night and take family members' photographs. Students use the photographs and text they write about their families to create a...
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"Me and My Family Tree"

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

For Students 3rd - 7th
In this family history worksheet, students interview a family member about places where they lived and then write 4 short answer questions based on the responses.
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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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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 Traditions, Customs and Beliefs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars discuss African childhood, explore family traditions, customs, and beliefs, examine African recipes, discuss differences or similarities in food preparation between the U.S. and Africa, and prepare a dish with adult...
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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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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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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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“My Dear Little Boys…” Interpreting a letter home from the war

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Letters have long been prized by historians as primary sources for what they reveal not only about events but also about the emotional responses of the writers to these events. "My Dear Little Boys," a letter written by Leonard Isacks on...
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My Family Worksheet

For Students K - 2nd
In this my family worksheet, students draw a picture of the people in their family and write a few sentences about their family.
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Family Stories

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use dance to better understand the writing process. In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, students use their critical thinking skills to connect dance with writing. Students use thinking maps to follow the writing process,...
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My Family Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students research their family tree. In this family history lesson, students listen to the story "Me and My Family Tree" and view the painting Family Record for Andrew Bickford and Olive Clark. They investigate their own family history...
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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...

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