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Genealogy and Family History

Youth Corner

Genealogy at School

Introduction

The national educational networks are by far the most suitable venues to reach and engage Canadian youth of different age groups. Services and resources offered on this new Web site are based on current teacher and student needs.

Introductory lessons in genealogy will help students appreciate their own personal past by identifying significant people, places and events. Links from these elements to key elements in Canadian history will also give students a better understanding of their Canadian identity and of the diversity of Canada's people.

3rd and 4th Grades

Activity/ Content Description Additional Formats
Download Freeware
Introduction to Genealogy - Time Travel with EuGENEus! A complete lesson plan for the initiation of students to simple genealogical activities. [PDF 55 KB]
[RTF 434 KB]
Evaluation Rubric A tool for teachers to assess knowledge acquisition. [PDF 41 KB]
[RTF 596 KB]
Student Handout Learn a straightforward methodology to find information about the history of your family going back four generations. [PDF 64 KB]
[RTF 634 KB]
Give Me Five Chart Fill in your own genealogical chart! Flash version
[PDF 52 KB]
[RTF 272 KB]
My Timeline Include significant family events onto a timeline of Canadian history. Flash version
[PDF 328 KB]
[RTF 12,927 KB]
Quiz on Genealogy Answer ten questions about genealogy Flash version
[PDF 38 KB]
[RTF 748 KB]

5th to 8th Grades

Activity/ Content Description Additional Formats
Download Freeware
A Journey Through Time! A complete lesson plan for students to learn more about conducting genealogical research on the challenges that their ancestors and others experienced during their immigration to Canada and their migration within Canada. [PDF 46 KB]
[RTF 500 KB]
Evaluation Rubric A tool for teachers to assess knowledge acquisition. [PDF 35 KB]
[RTF 364 KB]
Student Handout An introduction to migration to and within Canada and the research process to find information on the migration of ancestors. [PDF 64 KB]
[RTF 447 KB]
The Odyssey of Our Ancestors Travel along the same migration paths taken by immigrants to Canada. Choose immigrants from different time periods and follow their journeys to and within Canada. Flash version
[PDF 690 KB]
[RTF 11,506 KB]
Pack Up and Go! Discover the push and pull factors that have prompted immigrants to leave their country of origin and choose Canada as their new home. Flash version
[PDF 73 KB]
[RTF 885 KB]
Migration Challenge! Answer questions about migration to and within Canada. Flash version
[PDF 50 KB]
[RTF 683 KB]

Visit the ARCHIVED - Learning Centre to discover other educational resources.