ERIC Number: ED404241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Do People Grow on Family Trees? Genealogy for Kids & Other Beginners. Teacher's Guide.
This teacher's guide to "Do People Grow on Family Trees?" provides the classroom teacher with thought-provoking discussion topics and questions and curriculum-enhancing activities. It presents objective-based, action learning strategies that involve students in the following: simulation situations that lead to problem solving and other higher-thinking-level skills, interesting research and data collecting projects, design and utilization of charts and diagrams, reading and writing in content area, cooperative learning group activities, and group discussions and debates. This guide is geared toward the fourth to eighth grades. The activities suggested can be incorporated into the social studies curricula, or a thematic unit on geneology could be incorporated into a language arts research and writing-based program. Techniques for research and study are pedigree charts, family group sheets, reading relationship charts, and the study of historical immigration movements. Information on how to research family genealogies by way of the family Bible, handling photographs, tape recording interviews, and saving facts of one's own life also are covered. Each chapter presents objectives and classroom discussion examples along with sample activities. (JAG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Origins, Family History, Genealogy, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 708 Broadway, New York, New York 10003.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, New York, NY.