In 2nd Grade, we learn about Immigration. We study Ellis and Angel Islands, the process to immigrate and become a citizen, and the reasons people immigrate.
As a final project for the unit, students create a presentation (we use Google Slides) to present what they have discovered.
I stress that this is to find what you know, not to invest in an ancestry discovery tool. Students vary with what they can access, and that is part of the fun. I've had families that came on the Mayflower and those who immigrated themselves. It leads to fascinating discussions. Enjoy!
I didn't include a rubric; however, the child was graded on the final presentation having at least one slide for each question, even if the answer was: we don't know.