Family History Teacher Resources

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Family History: Activity Pack

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young history detectives investigate their family history through interviews, genealogical research, and family artifacts and heirlooms. They research family members who stood up for their beliefs, examine family treasures to discover...
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Angel Island Immigrant Journeys

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Young historians study the Angel Island Immigration Station with activities examining primary and secondary source materials, maps, and websites. The unit begins with individuals creating a map of Angel Island, labeling sites on the...
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Community Based Projects - Family Trees

For Teachers K - 12th
Project-Based Learning Community Projects. Engage students in meaningful projects that impact their community!
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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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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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Collecting Family Stories

For Teachers K - 5th
Students 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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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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We Are History: Family Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners 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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A Family History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate their family history through pictures and writing. In this family history lesson, students research family, culture, food, music, religion, and clothing. Learners gather pictures of their family and events. Students...
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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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Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition: Corridos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create and perform Corridos which are oral tradition ballads. In this Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition lesson, students interview family members using a predetermined list of questions. In addition, students...
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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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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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Digital Family Stories

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students conduct an interview. For this family stories lesson, students pick an adult family member to interview. Students develop their questions, video tape their interview and share it with the class.
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Collecting Family Stories

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

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify heroes by researching their family history. In this personal heritage lesson plan, 1st graders define the term "hero" and the characteristics that represent it. Students research family resources and family trees...
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Family History

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore their family history. For this social studies lesson, 1st graders discuss ways to research their family trees and research their family history. Students share their research.
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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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Family History

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine immigration patterns. In this family history lesson, 8th graders investigate their own family histories and then compare and contrast immigration patterns of their class to national immigration patterns between...
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Collecting Family Stories

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research and then write about family stories. In this family stories lesson, students read The Keeping Quilt and complete the 'collecting family stories' worksheet. Students conduct family interviews for family stories. Students...
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Family History

For Students 2nd - 5th
For this family history worksheet, students survey family members about which countries their ancestors came from and how they arrived in the United States.
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Our Family Histories

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars 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.  Young...

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