Family History Starter Kit:

Getting Started: Family Interviews


To prepare students for a family history interview with their relatives, this lesson plan includes activities and resources to help teach the importance of good listening and body language and how to ask thoughtful questions and follow-up questions.

We know family history can be challenging, so if students, or their guardians, prefer to not conduct family interviews, we have included alternative instructions in the next module, “Building your family tree” to help these students research, build and explore the family trees of inspiring individuals throughout history.

Lesson Plan

Oral History Interviews

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