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Is Genealogy the Key to Understanding U.S. and World History?

posted on February 26, 2014

Is Genealogy the Key to Understanding U.S. and World History?

Did you know that genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history? Take your classroom on a revealing journey back in time with this collection of resources from the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Resources include an introduction to genealogical research from two prominent genealogists, clips from the show demonstrating how personal stories connect to larger events in history (such as slavery and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln), and brief historical introductions to key people, places, and events in U.S. and world history. Who knew that genealogy could reveal so much? This resource is intended for grades 6-13+.

Tags: biology classrooms genealogy genetics history science Social Studies STEM teachers

Subjects: Science & TechnologySocial Studies


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