History Lesson Planstheme: family tree's (2 week study)
Read: The Kids Family Tree Book pgs 4- 11
introduce vocab words pg 25
archives head of household
auto biography immigrant
biography maiden name
Create a history notebook. Take notes on the info inside the book.
paint / draw a picture of themselves and other family members - write a few words around each person to describe them (talents, medical, looks, etc) - compare the differences and similarities.
Online activities: show them websites such as http://www.ancestry.com/ and even family on Facebook that live outside of the state.
Make a family history book - scrapbook (details) - but first, do research: will need a notebook, folder, and box (for anything given to you during the research phase).
Read: The Kids Family Tree Book pgs 12-26
Do the activity on page 12
Online activities: look at birth announcements, marriages, divorces, obituaries in newspaper or online
Take a walk to the cemetery
Take notes for history notebook. Place images of different kinds of family tree graphs (this will also tie into math class where we are also studying types of graphs today).
Interview your parents and siblings for your family tree research.
study vocab words
Read: The Kids Family Tree Book pgs 27-39
** page 28 has some interesting ideas that could be used for taking study notes. **
study vocab words
take notes for history notebook
Do activity on pg 30
Do activity on pg 34
Online activities: type in persons name for general search, vital records, census records
Read: The Kids Family Tree Book pgs 40-48
online activity: learn about Ellis Island http://ellisisland.org/ and Angel Island http://aiisf.org/
name genealogy: http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/
coat of arms - learn about and look up ours
History notebook: Angel Island and Ellis Island Images for notebooks.
List family names and their genealogy
list or put pics up of foods / recipes of our ancestry
make a coat of arms pg51
Read: The Kids Family Tree Book pg 53-59
History notebook: take notes
Weekly Goals and Notes:
- This book "The Kids Family Tree Book" will take two weeks to complete.
- do a time capsule the end of the two weeks.
- After this, do a brief week long exploration of Ireland and England (ancestry)
- Then jump into geography briefly
- Finally, start on our History Odyssey (Ancients - level 1)