For Schools

Suggested lesson plans for Key Stage 2 pupils in basic historical research, maths and statistics.

1. How to draw a family tree

Resources:
1. How to draw a family tree – powerpoint document (will download on click)
2.How to draw a family tree – pdf document (opens in a new tab/window for download or printing)
3. And a new one from an after-school group:
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
4. A resource from a New York group of youngsters:
NYC Genealogy
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5. Another great resource from New York, this one discovered by Amelia in Barbara Lincoln’s beginner genealogy class for 11–14 year olds. It focuses on Ellis Island, in New York harbour, which was the major immigration centre in use between 1892 and 1954. At the end of the article is a comprehensive list of links to genealogy sites.
New York City History: Ellis Island


2. Understand a Jewish Headstone

Resource:
Understand a Jewish headstone – pdf document (opens in a new tab/window for download or printing)


3. Design a Headstone

Resource:
Design a headstone – pdf document (opens in a new tab/window for download or printing)


Thanks to Glen Hills Primary School for allowing us to use work prepared for their Key Stage 2 classes and to Carol Cambers teacher and member of our Project Team for preparing the work.

4. Genealogy Basics

Resource:
A hubPost Guide. Contains many links.