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Family Tree

Suggested Grades

5+

Objective

Students will examine their family history in order to create a family tree.

Materials

  • butcher paper
  • drawing utensils

Method

  • Explain the concept of the family tree by displaying your own tree (or someone elses- eg. historical figure) for the class.
  • Have students talk to parents, grandparents and other relatives to document as much of their branches as possible. As well, students should attain a little biographical info. on two "colourful" members of their family, and write a paragraph on each to present to the class.
  • Students draw up their tree and display.
  • Present mini-biographies.
  • Variation: Students can utilize the internet to do research (see links below).

Additional Resources

Internet Resources

www.CanTeach.ca