Step 1:

Family Tree Drawing

Students will create a family tree. They should include:


•All Siblings, including half-brothers and sisters

•Their mother and father

•Their grandparents on both their mother’s side and their father’s side

•Any other family members that are alive or that are accessible (aunts, uncles, great grandparents, cousins, etc)

Students should include siblings, parents and grandparents at a minimum, even if they have passed away. Students do not have to indicate on their tree that any of their relatives have passed away if they do not want to. The trees will be shared, and any information that students might be sensitive about should be omitted. Students should draw a tree with the names and birthdates of their family members. There are numerous trees that can be found on the web if you prefer to provide a ready-made outline for your students.

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