Develop a student's sense of identity, connection, awareness of ancestors, and familiarity with family, all while studying math, science, social studies, writing and art.
MATH CONNECTION: Use the math page for them to identify the pattern of increase with each generation, create an equation for it and use that equation to find the number of ancestors they would have 5 generations back, 6 generations back and more.
SCIENCE CONNECTION: Use the science page to help students think about genetic traits they have inherited from their ancestors.
SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION: Use the map page for students to identify which countries their ancestors came from and to relate with and develop compassion for others who have immigrated from other areas as well.
WRITING CONNECTION: Having a hard time motivating students to write a biography? This should do the trick. They can interview their parents, learn a story about one of their ancestors and write that to share with the class or their relatives as their audience.
ART CONNECTION: Use the art page for students to illustrate part of the biographical a story from their ancestor's life. This can be shared with the biography and their relatives.