Family History Starter Kit:

Building Your Family Tree


Family trees are at the core of family history research. They're the starting point for understanding your family story. Below is a lesson plan to help your students build their family tree using insights from their family interviews, as well as an editable PDF they can populate.

We know family history can be challenging, so if students, or their guardians, prefer not to build a family tree, we have included alternative instructions below to help them research, build and explore the family trees of inspiring individuals throughout history.

Lesson Plan

Building Your Family Tree

Following feedback from our teacher community, these lesson plans are published on Google Drive to easily download and personalize for your curriculum needs.

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