This cross-curricular activity supports children
- uncover their Ancestors’ journey’s to and across the Americas
- how to locate their ancestors origins on a map
- learn to celebrate heritage
- compare and contrast different ways parents our forebears travelled to and across America
PSHE Family and Geography Cross-Curricular Objective
- Interview family members
- Support children locate the town/state/country of their a forebear on a large world map
- Compare and contrast different ways parents or forebears travelled to and around America
Family Tree Activities
- Ask children to choose a parent/member of the extended family/carer to interview at home
- Students should gather some information about the person’s family origins. It can be to another town, state or country.
- To make it easy they can use a school project family tree template to gather basic information ie names and places.
- Of course, it doesn’t have to be a family member. They can complete a family tree template (see above) for a favourite teacher if they prefer. Ask them about any teachers they would like to interview and encourage them to take the initiative in making the approach.
- In class, fix a fairly large world map to a classroom wall.
- Ask children to write on a sticky piece of paper the town/state of origin/country. Help them to locate it on the large map.
- You can use pins or sticky dots to record those locations.
- Talk in class about the distribution of the dots