My Arkansas family tree

This is a two-part lesson extending over several days that will introduce students to genealogy by having them create a simple “family tree” and map the movements of their ancestors. Since everyone participating in this lesson is currently living in Arkansas, students will be able to determine static and migratory patterns of the Arkansas families represented in their class. This lesson will involve a student’s entire family.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level: K-4 Elementary School

Time period: Modern Era 1968 to Present

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

G.1.1.1, G.1.1.2, G.1.1.3, G.1.2.2, G.1.3.2, G.1.3.3, G.1.K.1, G.1.K.3, G.1.K.4



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