Our Family History

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by lincdire
7 Lessons
1 Students


Step 1: Where Do We Come From?

As a whole class, discuss Canadian history and the importance of families and immigration to the country. Then, watch videos/sample interviews with immigrants and/or explore sample family trees in the […]

Step 2: Finding Out More

Think about what you would like to know about your family history. In groups, write down the different topics on chart paper (e.g. history, tradition, travel, grandparents, hometown). For each […]

Step 3: Tell Me About Your Family

At home, interview one or more of your family members using the interview guide you created in the previous step. Note: the interview can be done in English or any […]

Step 5: This is My Family

In this step, you will first present your family tree to your peers in small groups for peer-feedback and practice. Each one will then take turns presenting the tree to […]

Culminating Task: Our Family History

As a class, vote on three posters you think should be sent to the principal. Which stories do you find the most interesting? Which posters reflect Canadian values? Which posters […]
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