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Genealogy Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Personalize history through genealogy. Get your scholars examining their family's past by utilizing resources at your local genealogical society. Learners complete family pedigree charts and choose to do one of the following: research...
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My Arkansas Family Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Here is a two-part instructional activity 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...
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Genealogy Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students determine whether their ancestors fought in the American Civil War. In this genealogy lesson, students interview family members and conduct Internet research to learn about their family histories. Students create scrapbooks that...
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Genealogy through Technology

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research their family history. In this genealogy lesson plan, students research their own family. Students use storyboarding to organize their information. After gathering information students create a Powerpoint presentation to...
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Family Genealogy

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

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The Civil War is undoubtedly a part of America's history, but could it be part of your pupils' history as well? Middle schoolers conduct research to discover a connection between their ancestors and the American Civil War. Whether they...
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An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does our sense of morality come from? Friedrich Nietsche's On the Genealogy of Morality is the focus of a short explanatory video. Clarifying the difference between the concepts of good and bad based on one's societal framework,...
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Genealogy Puzzle

For Students 5th - 9th
In this genealogy word search puzzle, learners identify terms dealing with family genealogy. Examples of words include research, ancestry, and records. A list of 36 words are provided to assist the students in their search.
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Geneology

For Students 8th
In this boy scout merit badge:  genealogy worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, answer 9 detailed questions about family records, genealogical resources, documents, Internet use, then complete a family...
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Genealogy of Morals

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy quiz activity, students respond to 26 multiple choice questions about Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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African American History: Climbing the Wall

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine the challenge of trying to trace your family genealogy if no records were kept of births and deaths. Where would you look for information? What types of documents could provide you with the information you seek? History...
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Where Did Our Families Come From?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young historians focus on their own family histories in this lesson on genealogy. The class discusses where their families came from, what kinds of people have settled in Colorado, and how many generations of their family have lived in...
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New Picture Books to Complement Your Curriculum

For Teachers K - 8th
These picture books are for primary learners and older students alike.
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Why Human Ancestry Matters: Crash Course Big History #205

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Genetic variation makes for stronger species, but for a mammalian species, humans are disturbingly closely related. Help your class explore human ancestry and genealogy using the 15th video in a 16-part series. It describes how we became...
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All in the Family

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students develop family genealogy charts in search of noticeable genetic relationships between relatives. They research their family and write a reflection on the genetic relationships between individuals on the chart.
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Introduction to Genealogy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners investigate their own family's genealogy by conducting oral interviews and doing Internet research. In a series of activities, students acquire inquiry and research skills, develop an appreciation of their heritage, and classify...
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Cultural Discovery and Identity Project Generation Journey

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
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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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Family History

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars discover their family history. In this genealogy lesson, students participate in a discussion about family history and why it is important. Young scholars create a family tree and present the family tree to the class....
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Back to the Farm

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a family tree.  For this farming and ranching lesson, students define the term genealogy, learn how to create a family tree, and fill in a family tree with the help of their parents making sure to note if any of their...
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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 activity, 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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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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The Heritage Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a fabulous lesson plan 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...
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Explore Brothers and Sisters throughout Literature

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day on May 2, 2013 by studying sibling pairs in literature.

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