Family Tree

Suggested Grades



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


  • butcher paper
  • drawing utensils


  • Explain the concept of the family tree by displaying your own tree (or someone else’s- 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).